United States Coast Guard Academy - Tide Rips Yearbook (New London, CT)

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iki ' aa : I " Oh! a zvondcrful stream is the River Tunc As it runs thrniHih the realm of tears. JJ ' ith a faultless rhythm, a musieal rhyme. And a broader sweep and a sur,ies-ubl,mc, As it bleuds z ' itli the oeeau of years. " COPYRIGHT William schissler Editor-in-Chief Henry S. Sharp Business Manager 1930 7? mmm RESEARCH DEPARTMENT WARNER BROS. Photo by Bachrach HERBERT C. HOOVER Pi-csitli-iit of the I ' nitnl States Photo by Bachrach ANDREW W. MELLON Secretary of the Treasury The Ueited States Coast Giaaird — to the great majority of our coimtrymem that naime carries ivith it no great spirit of adventiare, no thought of thrilling ro malice — to them a coast man of the coast — it may call to their imagination a lone sentinel slo wly treading a beaten ocean path — or per haps a rmm chaser. They have never heard of the moiuntainomis seas — of the countless exploits in peace ing of the vast scope of the To tlie century smd a half of loraoiuis traditions, tn eesimg heroes of tlie ser » vice wlho silently liave done their duty with nn s ' werving loyalty and un failing courage, this vol Hume is Underwood and Underwood SEYMOUR LOWMAN Assistant Scci ' clary of the Treasury Photo by Bachrach REAR ADMIRAL FREDERICK C. BILLARD Coiiuitaiidtiiit QjemperJ aratus THE FIGHT BETWEEN THE PICKERING AND THE BRITISH FRIGATE, 1812 A BookCbmpileci ty tKe Qass of of the UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY New London, Conn. THE SEMINOLE UPRISING 1 Heream follows the story of oiar life as best " we cam portray it; Maeimories which stand ever foremost. We recall pleas aiitly the Old Academy. Soon her spirit too will be carried from these walls we have linown so well — and into the spa cioias halls of the Ne w Academy — the ne w academy vhose seed is already Mosss soming forth. We remember next the class — " H ' e who were once fifty strong. No ' w the Service springs nap before us — the Service we all love so well and of which ' we are now an integral part — the crmiseSy athletics spindrift — and so we continme — . THE RESCUE OF THE WHALER CREWS BY THE BEAR THE STOllY The Service Tide Mips Loose every sail to the brcc::c. Forward our craft cutting through seas, Valiant old ship driving along. She ' s seazvorthy, mighty ami strong. Her main, her miszemnast, and fore Skyzvardly point leading the corps. Academy always you ' re there. Strength of the Coast Guard AUna Mater. Hoist ez ' cry sail for zAiite and blue. Onzvard in battle conquering tlirough With all our struggles zvondrous the years. Filled zAth our hopes, triumphs and fears. Victories zvon, success attained. Loyal the corps, ardor unchained, Academy alzvays zvc ' ll szcear. Faith to the Coast Guard Alma Mater At sea. in calm or roaring gale, The colors zvc nez ' er, never zvill fail. Blue and zvhite of Academx Glca)ning, flying triumphantly. ]Vlicn zt. ' e arc far azcay and shadozcs fall. Our days as cadets zvc zvill recall. Academy men again zvill szvear Scrz ' ice to Coast Guard Alma Mater. THE SCHOOL OF THE SERVICE A C A E M If THE MISSION To graduate yomii; iiwu zcilli soioni botiics. stout hearts, and alert iiiiiids. ti ' 7 ' ; a liking for the sea and its lore, and Zi-ith that high sense of lioror. lo alt and obedience -which goes Zi ' itJi trained initiative and leadership ; well aronndcd in sea- manship, the sciences, and the amenities, and stro)! in the resolve to he worthy of the traditions of conunissioned officers in the I ' nited States Coast Guard ' ;; tlic scrz ' icc of their country ami humanity. THE COLOR GUARD o The Main o.i.i ' When shadows fall " — The ALEXANDER HAMILTON I The Cadet Barracks ♦-i Stone Row I The Road to Liberty I Secured for tlic Siiniiiic ' liir iihiiii, Iter iincct ' ii iiiiisl, and for The Bells The Old Block House ami Parade Ground. S. E. Cor m ■4 " I he Casciiiali The Coast Giaard Acatdeoiy Captain H. G. Hamlet. U. S. C. C. Superintendent From the l)eginning of the Service on August 4, 1790. officer appiiintments were made from those who had served in the Continental Xavv or in the Mer- chant Marine. Naturally, the requirements must have been more or less flexible to meet the emergencies of the Service as it passed through the varying stages of expansion authorized by the Congress. The change from sail to steam, about . ' - 1859, required the formation of an Engineer Corps, but we do not find any change in the method of selecting either line or engineer officers until the Act of Con- gress July 31, 1876, made provision for appointing cadets and training them in ;;i a two year course for appointment as line officers. 7j ' | Accordingly, the school was established at New Bedford, Massachusetts, in »! February, 1877. The " Dobbin, " a topsail schooner of the regular cruising cutter «;■ ' type of that period, was assigned to the school as a practice ship, and a small establishment comprising only a drill shed and a rigging loft was set up on shore near the ship. Steps were immediately taken to design and build a practice ship. The " Chase, " a bark-rigged sailing vessel, well adapted to the purpose, was completed in 1878, and thereafter served as the practice ship until 1907. ,-5 To those who served on her, the " Chase " stands as the embodiment of beaut v, ' efficiency, speed and perfection in naval architecture. The school continued its winter schedules at New Bedford with summer cruises to Europe on the " Chase " until 1890, when it was decided that vacancies ' -;»j in the lower grade of line officers should be filled by appointing to such vacancies (71 ! ' graduates of the six-year course at the Naval Academy; and the school at New X I Bedford was, accordingly, placed out of commission. By 1894 it was found that (r. ' ' ij such a system did not meet the needs of the Service and the school on the . ' .I " Chase " at New Bedford was recommissioned in April of that year. In 1895, " ' ; the " Chase " was lengthened and rebuilt, and on the theory that the place to train officers was on a ship at sea without any shore establishment whatever, the school then began a career of roaming about the waters of the Earth, spending the winter months in port for the academic work of the cadet course, and spending the summer season at sea ; an academy and practice ship combined in one self- contained unit. The school wintered in various years at Charleston, South Caro- lina, Mobile, Alabama, Pensacola, Florida, and St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1900 the plan of 1876 was resumed, but with more emphasis on the shore establishment. The Service Depot at Arundel Cove, South Baltimore, Maryland, where a boat-building and repair plant was already in operation, was selected as the site for the shore establishment. Buildings were erected, drill and recrea- tion fields laid out ; and for the first time in its existence the school became a land-faring institution. Cadets were still retjuired to live on board ship, but recitations, study, and drill were held on shore. Tivcnty-ciyht The probationary term of cadets, which is now to be four years, was extended to three years by the Act of February 25, 1903. No provision had yet been made for training engineer cadets at the Service school. College engineers were given an acting appointment in the lowest grade of that corps, and after a pro- bationary term on ships of the Service, if found satisfactory, were appointed directly into the Engineer Corps. The Act of Jime 23. 1906, provided for the appointment of cadet engineers, who, upon graduation, should be appointed to vacancies in the lower grades of the Engineer Corps. This brought cadets of the line and cadet engineers together at the Academy where their separate courses were carried on until the Act of July 3, 1926 abolished cadet engineers and merged them with line cadets. There- after, of course, no cadet engineers were appointed and the course of instruction was made to include the work of the line cadet and the former cadet engineer in one comprehensive course. In July, 1907, the famous and beloved old " Chase " was placed out of com- mission and her place as practice ship was taken by the " Itasca, " a steamer with auxiliary sail power. The " Itasca " was replaced in 1920 by the " Alexander Hamilton, " a sailing vessel with auxiliary steam power. As the " Alexander Hamilton " approaches the end of her usefulness, there arises again the perennial question, " What type of practice ship should the Service adopt ? " The Academy plant at Arundel Cove became inadequate and its enlargement was a debated question for a long time. Finally it was decided that on account of the isolation of the Arundel Cove site, it would be advisable to move the loca- tion of the school. The Fort Trumbull Government Reservation at New London, Connecticut, was obtained for the purpose from the ' ar Department and in 1910, the Academy was moved to New London. There the cadets were actually quartered on shore for the first time since 1876. The plant at Fort Trumbull has now become inadequate, so Congress decided that the Coast Guard Academy should have an entirely new plant, larger and better and much more beautiful. Accordingly, work has been started on a new Academy upon a large site on the Thames River, within the limits of New Lon- don, just above the Thames River Bridge. It is hoped that the new Academy will be dedicated early in 1931. There ' s a Utile lane of frieiulshit , Where the z ' oniiest siiiibeaiiis gloiv; Where the birds sing happy carols And the brightest blossoms grotv; Up and dozen that lane I zvander, Meeting many folks I knoze. But there ' s one Dear Friend I ' m missing, Dear Old Friend of long ago. Twenty-nine CAPTAIX HARRY G. HAMLET. Sul cnntcndcnt COMMANDER FREDERICK A. ZEUSLER, Excaitirc Offic Tlie Ueatedl States Coast Giaard Academy Until recent years tlie Coast Guard Academy lias lieen verv little known. The classes have ahvays l)een small, the equipment limited, and though everv possible sport was engaged in by all the cadets, they competed very little with other colleges. In the past few years, however everything has been changed and though our numbers yet barely exceed a hundred, we have competed faxorahlv with colleges all over the East. To accomplish the mission of the United . " -States Coast Guard Academv, the course of instruction parallels, very nearly, that of the Naval .Vcademv, Ijecause the respective missions of the two institutions are so nearly alike. The physical education of cadets at the Academy is carefully supervised with a view to military carriage and the development of the body and a co-ordination of mind and muscle, strength and agility. Gymnasium work, boxing, wrestling, fencing, track, rowing, swimming, football, basketball, baseball, and tennis are the means used to accomplish body and muscle building. Also in the competition these forms of athletics afford is found the training so essential in sportsmanship and fair play, and in fostering " the will to win " as well as the spirit of a " good loser. " A very large contribution to this essential of allround training is made by the practical work performed by the cadets on the practice cruise which is of three months ' duration beginning the first of June or the last of Mav. The practice ship is .a barkentine-rigged sailing vessel with auxiliary steam power. As much of the practice cruise as practicable is made under sail. Handling the vessel under sail and going aloft in all weathers afford training in self- reliance, decision, courage, resourcefulness, and team work that is so essential to a successful career as an officer and which cannot be obtained in any other way. This work on the practice vessel, together with boat work, handling launches and small patrol vessels, supplemented by instructions in the traditions of the ser- vice, soon furnishes indubitable evidence as to those who can qualify under that part of the mission exacting " a liking for the sea and its lore, " and having a " high sense of honor, loyalty, and obedience. " Since above all a Coast Guard officer must be a thorough seaman, ever} ' energy is devoted to teaching the subject of seamanship. Practical navigation is taught by requiring cadets to fix the ship ' s position by all approved methods, and to perform all of the practical work required of a navigator. Piloting is taught by allowing the cadets in turn to con the practice ship in and out of ports visited. They are interfered with only when the safety of the ship demands. This practice is augmented during the academic tenns, whenever practicable, by sending the cadets on short trips in small patrol vessels or on the destroyer assigned to the academy. Gunnery practice is afforded by assigning cadets to destroyers during target practice if that can be arranged, otherwise by carrying out short-range battle practice during the practice cruise. Each cadet is required to shoot the prescribed course in small-arms target practice. Thirty two All drills that are required to cniifnnn to the iiiililarv status of the Coast Guard, and to prepare the cadets to he competent instructors in such drills, are carried out as part of the curriculum. Boat drills and the handling of small boats are stressed. The grounding in the sciences is afforded hv the curriculum in mathematics through calculus, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, marine engineering, naviga- tion, naval architecture, gunnery, electricity, and all forms of communications. Law is taught in the branches of niilitarv law, international law, navigation and customs law, with an outline of admiralty law. Recent legislation abolishing cadet engineers, and requiring as a natural con- sequence of that law that all cadets be instructed in both line and engineering duties, has increased the already considerable strain upon each branch of cadets That strain is due, not to lack of ability of the cadets to grasp the fundamentals of both branches but rather to the time function. Formerly, in the three-year course a cadet had a reasonal Ie amount of time in which to learn the various subjects of his respective branch, line or engineering as the case might be. Now, with no increase in the time allowance for the course, a cadet is expected to absorb the rudiments of both professions. With the standard of 70 per cent required in each subject as a satisfa ctory mark, and with four years ' work crowded into a three-year course, the strain upon both cadets and instructors is evident. Until the four year course comes into effect the passing inark has temporarily been lowered to 65 per cent, which is the standard of the Military and Naval Academies. Engineering is taught in theory during the academic terms, supplemented by laboratory and shop work. Whenever practicable during the academic term, cadets are sent on short cruises of a day or so in a destroyer assigned to the academy for engineering instruction purposes, and while on the practice cruise cadets are assigned, in turn, to perform all of the duties of the engineer ' s division. Discipline is taught by requiring the cadets to spend their waking hours fol- lowing a strict schedule of study, recitations, drill, and exercise, with suitable recreation periods. The ])rinciples of military command are taught by requiring cadets of the first class to carry on, in turn, under the supervision of a com- missioned officer, all of the duties of officer of the deck on the practice cruise, and officer of the day during the academic terms. The demerit system, whereby offenses are recorded and given a weight in accordance with the gravity of the offenses, affords the first classman handling that duty instruction in maintaining discipline. It indicates very clearly the ability of the cadet giving the demerits to weigh and adjudicate disciplinary matters and it aft ' ords a measure of the obedience and amenability to discipline of the cadets receiving the demerits. The seniority and general fitness of a cadet for the service is determined by careful consideration of his academic work, his practical work at sea, and his conduct record, giving to each its appropriate weight. ' ithin another year the very modern new academy being built on the exten- si e grounds between Riverside Park and Connecticut College for Women, in New London, will be well on its way, and, with the pending four year course, the path of the future otticers of the Coast Guard will be smooth indeed. Thirlv-thrce fc Commander ( £) QUIXCV 1 ' .. XEWMAN Steam Enijineerini " , Electricity ' Get the faets. men. ijet tlie fuels! " Commander FREDERICK A. ZEUSLER Ordnance. Seamanshij). Ballistics " Nozc is that understood " " He drew a eirele that shut me out- Ileretie, rebel, a tiling to fiout. Bill loz ' e and I ha, I the wil to zein: 11 ' e drezc a eirele thai look him in. " Lieutenant Commander (E) HERBERT N. PERHAM Naval Architecture. Drawing, Tur- bines " Like so — " Surgeon CARLISLE P. KNIGHT Cheiuistry, Hygiene ] ' oii don ' t kiiotc that. ' — Heli lieli hch hchl " ' So much to do: so little done! Ah: veslerniijlit I saw tite sun Sink bcandess dozvn the vaulted gray — The ghastly ghost of YESTERDAY: ' Lieutenant Conimandcr ( : ) ELLIS REED-HILL Thermodynamics, Marine Engineering " Sec voii later — " Lieutenant Comniander (£) GUSTAVUS R. O ' COXXOR Heat Engines, Engineering laterials Supervising work on New Academy " Seats l leascf ototliet ' oard. " " One taper lights a thousand. Yet shines as it has shone; The humblest light niav kindle A brighter than its own. " Lieutenant Commander WALFRED G. BLOOM Physics, Shop Work . ' ou want to make it hard for xoiirself " Lieutenant Commander ARTHUR G. HALL Xavigation, Surveying. Astrunoiiiy -Ugh! " " There is so initeli bad in the best of la, And so much good in the iL ' orst of us That it ill behooves aity of us, To talk about the rest of us. " Lieutenant Coniuuiiidcr MERLIN O ' NEILL Coiiiinainlaiit of Cadets Military Tactics Nozv that coiiics under the heading of ' too bad. ' " Lieutenant LEE H. BAKER Cdinmunications, Radio. Intt;rnational Law •• This is hot stuff " ' ( )) for the future I yearn for the fast And meanwhile the present Is leavimj me fast. " Lieutenant CLARENCE H. TETERSON Calculus. Shop Work •■ ; V noa ' - Lieutenant FRANK A. LEAMY Service Regulatiijns. F hysics " Put ' iiii on :-eport ! " " I liaz ' e some money. I haz ' e some friends. I lend some money to m friends, I ask my money of luy friinds. I lose my money. I lose mv friends. " Lieutenant { J. G. ) DAVID P. .MAR IX English, Seamanship Now zi ' lien I tcfl.? a Cadet — " Lieutenant (J. G.) HAROLD C. MOORE Seamanship, Algebra " ' ;;( running this place — ' " In all my thoughts ho-a- big I seem! I stand conspicuous in space, While like a chorus on the stage Behind ute stands the human race. " Assistant Surgeon JUDD E. HAMMOND Chemistry Laljoratory Tlic iic.vt siispcriiiicnf Ti ' he — " Ensign (T) JOHN S. MERRIMAN English " Von tJiiiik you ' re picking daisies. ' " The only times iclicn I am bored And wearily complaining Are those when I myself, I find, Am far from entertaining. " i Professor CHESTER E. DIMICK, M.A. Calculus, Algebra, Mechanics, Trigonometry " Wed— " ' The optimist fell ten stories And at each windotv-har He shouted out to all his friends: ' All right so far. ' " Cominainlcr (CliC) U. S. ROY L. LEWIS Chaplain Morale Officer .V. " So at the flaming forge of life Our fortunes must be wrought; And on its sounding anvil shaped Each burning deed and thought. " Couarse of Imstmactioii United Sfiitcs CoasI Guard Academy THIRD CLASS First Term Rhetoric and Composition Trigonometry Astronomy Pliysics Chemistry Physics Laboratory Chemistry Laboratory Hygiene Mechanical Drawing Seamanship Signals Drills Military Tactics First Term American Literature Thermodynamics Mechanics Electrical Engineering Electrical Laboratory Chemistry Chemistry Laboratory Navigation Shop Work Heat Engines Mechanical Drawing Communications Seamanship Drills Sea Term Seamanship Xavigation Signals Engineering Gun drill Boat drill Xomenclature SliCOXn CLASS Sceond Term Rhetoric and Composition College Algebra Calculus Xavigation Physics Chemistry Physics Laboratory Chemistry Laboratory Hygiene Mechanical Drawing Seamanship Signals Shop Work Drills Military Tactics Second Term Logic Marine Boilers Mechanics Xavigation Seamanship Electrical Engineering Electrical Laboratory Chemistry Chemistry Laboratory Mechanical Drawing Shop Work Engineering Materials Communications Drills FIRST CLASS First Term Speaking and Debates Steam Engineering Compass Compensation Seamanship Naval Architecture Engineering Laboratory Ordnance Communications Radio Military Law Navigation Law Drills Sea Term Practical Seamanship Practical Navigation Pratical Ordnance Practical Ballistics Radio Signals Boat Drill Gun Drill Target Practice Piloting Second Term Speaking and Debates Turbines Surveying Seamanship Internal Combustion Engines Engineering Laboratory Shop Work Ballistics Communications Radio Engineering International Law Courts and Boards Drills Battle Fire Control Forty-four COAST GUARD FORE ' ER Men, we are Kaydets, Proud of our Corps, Proud of our heroes brave Who guard every shore. Men, ours is courage, Service our fame. So, hearts stout and )uiiids alert As we sing — Honor to thy name. Coast Guard fore ' er. Aye! Coast Guard fore ' er — Always we ' ll honor thee, Pride of our nation. Academy and Corps Feel thy mighty lore — We, the Corps, uphold thee Our Coast Guard fore ' er. Forty-five w — 11 Fifty i - , .«- V V V « «» _ . Ifc •( H- Ss? l «i ' ■ 1 4 - •2 Fifty-one I h,- Clcissi-Doiii BmldiiHi The Caftnins Cabin The Old Dock Homl The Library Fifty-two ADMINISTRATION nVlLDING. NEW ACAIJliM) ' {Frngrcss Study) SEA FEVER must I O doz ' ii to flic seas aijaiu ; to the loiich ' sea and the sky. And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the i ' heel ' s kick and the wind ' s song and the z ' hite sail ' s shakinc . And a ( ray mist on the sea ' s face and a c ray daien breaking. I must go doivn to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that ina not be denied : And all I ask is a zcindy day with the zehite clouds flying. And the flung sfray and the blozen spume, and the sea-gulls crying. I must go dozvn to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life. To the gull ' s ji ' flv and the zeliale ' s way. zi ' hcre the zfind ' s like a zchetted knife, And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fcUozv-rover, And quiet .deep and a szceet dream z . ' hen the long trick ' s oz ' cr. John AIasefield LOST " A precious moment set zvith golden oppoi funities. No reward offered for it is lost forever. " Fifty-three 1. ' I ' hc " S ' k ' iihs " arc broken in 2. Siniiki ]ii hour 3. The i reat ink s ol mystery 4. A sailinc) parly Fifly-four 5. fl ' e all go to Washington . .Iks I Kay-dels 7. The Reehiinier (iocs nut 8. ' The three musketeers 1. Study knur 2. Jcnks ' Merrymakers 3. Andy gives us the dofie 4. IVe stiidv on the cruise 5. First class cleans boilers 6. We go places 7. Jl ' ho said " bathrobes? " 8. II ' r scrub our kauimocki Fifty-five IVcll. some arc in the cliiirchyord laid, Sonic sleep beneath the sea. But none are left of our old class Excepting yon and me: And 7ehen our time shall also come, And we arc called to (jo. 1 hope zcc ' ll meet -tcith those toe loi ' cd So many years ago. " t i vv, ' Fifty-six ALL THE WORLD ' S A STAGE BIOGrRAPHIE HAROLD ALBERT THEODORE BERXSOX Lirblehead. Massachusetts ' Bolirar Stiufz.rlf •■ Hat Bcniic Hal ■ ' Big names fur big men. Incongruit - hardly expresses an)- relationship between an ordinary two-word signature, and of a man who possesses virtues which have placed him " alwve reproach " in the eyes of his classmates. " Bernie " is the epitome of all that a man should be. With a yearning to add his bit in advancing his school athletically, " Bernie " has worked on the football squad for three years. Did he win his letter? — Natur- ally, — by playing a fighting game at end. In addition he has been an ardent worshipper at the shrine of Dempsey and every evening he may be found in those places where fist meets face. " Bernie " loves a fight; rough housing is his specialty, and the outcome invariably finds the deck swept by the other man. " Bernie " is further noted as being a partner in the firm of " Hermie and Bernie; " the components of which are so closely knit together, that they may be likened to the fore and aft portions of the same horse, in that, where one is seen the other is sure to follow. If h three years at the .Academy have accom- plished nothing else, they have found him a friend closer than that " skin you love to touch. " With the dictates of his conscience as his chisel, and the courage of his convictions his hammer, " Bernie " is sIowl - and surely carving his niche beside the greatest of the great. " Whew! Boy, I ' m s(|uelched. " football -J. " . " (2); Football (1); Boxing (1). Fifty-eight WILLIAM LEE CLEMAIER Monroe, ' isconsin AX J ■6£f G 6 7 2- , ,M , ' ■ Duh " " Bill ' Wilbur Clifton jr. L. Down through the years this man has left a long trail of bleed ' ng hearts. He has that undefinable — (you understand?), that entices the " frail species " into his power. His boyish appearance perhaps accounts for the motherly instincts aroused in all the " femmes " whose presence he graces. With a heart as big as all outdoors, he has been the salvation of many a distressed classmate. He never tires of talking about his former home, much to the disgust of his " wives. " Great is the hilarity on their part when tornadoes, floods, and pestilence are rampant in that " perfect " state. His stories of cheese " made in old Dutch way " with beer, have made our mouths water many a time. As an optimist he is unbeatable; he can even admire the col(jr of the ink on D. O. ' s pap. Give " Bill " a few days ' leave in a foreign port or merely the routine of the Academy, and he will manage to get a new sensation and a big kick i ut of it every time. ' " G D ! Msconsin lost again — all bets off. " Class Vice-President (2), (1); Class Football (2). (1); Class Basketball {2). (1); Sharpshooter. Fifty-nine OH " 5rS. tdLE Haddonfield, New Terser " Pop •■ Jcncii " In which is described a young man of many accompHshments, to wit; — foot- ball player, ace of fence climbers (reformed in later years), bridge hound, navi- gator par excellence, authority on cadet cruises and ports (singular?), a man who can tell five to every one of yours, and last but not least, carries with him a " com- mission " as reserve Lieutenant in the " Tank " Corps( ?). John is the personification of our well known ditty, " AH me bloody life Sir! " for graduation is only an incident in his life ' s work. It is common gossip that, given the " Ham, " a fair wind, and a little encouragement, he can make " Ward ' s Irish House " in three days. Much of his force, strange to say, is due to the subterranean rumbles which he can call forth to emphasize any sage remark he may casually throw off in that gruff, salty voice of his. He prefers " caulking off " to any other divertisement, but occasionally stays awake long enough to fill his cavernous proportions with nourishment. A thinker, humorist, and above all a companion, " Jawn " is always one of our own. " That— Oh ! That ' s the trunk ! " Football (3), (2); Class Football (1); Class Basketball (2), (1); Chainnaii Pin Coiiiiiiittcc; Marksman. Sixty iAl-PITR. CURRY Aurora, Missouri " Gus " When the Missouri legislature passed a hill making the ability to read and write a requisite for its teachers, " Gus " tore up his certificate, left Missouri ' s pedagogical system, and joined the class of 1930. " Gus " was the " reggiest " man in the Corps, but milk was his Delilah, a mistress for whom he paid and paid ! During his career as a " Kaydet " he has pursued academics and football with marked success — in the latter. An inveterate " I ' ed mike, " his opinions of women remain unchanged. His trusty guitar is his sweetheart, and ditties of the Ozarks his ballads. A masterful singer, it is our fixed opinion that " Gus " should certainly be with Caruso. ( ?) While ye author is on the subject, mention must be made of those strangling sobs and endearing words of love that penetrate every corner of our barracks at times when all cadets should be asleep. " Gus, " however, promptly smothered any rumors to the effect that these midnight vocal exercises indicated a clandestine love affair, and, knowing " Gus, " we believed him for " Gus " is " Gus. " " Now if I was coach — . " Football (3), (2), (1): Class Basketball (2), (1); Rifle and Pistol Marksman. Sixty-one GEORGE ' ILLIA: I DICK Auburn, Maine " Moby " • ' Dick " " G. IVHliaui " Dick ' s " suppressed desire ' is track, hut it does find an outlet on " Hop " nights when he performs nobly in all distances and weights. For three years he has displayed a fine determination and a capacity for work as evidenced by his management of the football squad. Soothing to the ear was his announcement " Football squad sleeps in. " Blest with a family of " f emmes " adept in the culinary art, " G. William " has been a never failing dispenser of the contraband. With his " Bah-hah-bah " accent Dick is always in evidence at any " bull sesh. " He lays claim to the fact that he ' s the only man whose vocation was revealed by a journey on a ten-cent Boston ferry boat. He became by right of initial discovery, the floating authority on " gonking, " as practiced by southern girls. When asked the attributes of success he replies, " Experience, my boy, experience. " His years here have been a constant grind and a hard battle with academics, but with the aid of his long handled tooth brush and his grease with the Goddess of Destiny, his " hey day " has arrived. " Boy, shes ' a darb. " Assistant Manager footlnill (.5), (2); Manager Football (1); Cadet Orchestra (3), (2). Sixly-two HERJ IAN THOMAS DIEHL Lewiston, [Maine " Hcniiic " Pop " " Gentle in maimer, hut strong in deed. " is an applicable motto to describe " Hermie. " To see him one would say, " X(j v there is a nice quiet boy. " True, but in football you could not find a tougher and more dependable guard. He held that position for three years by his ability to give and take punishment When boxing started Diehl was there, for it was his element. In the process of the surival of tlie fittest, he was elected captain of the squad by virtue of hi- might. His right hand is the perfect anaesthetic and one of Morpheus ' best disciples. His severest critic has been Bernson and, despite the vulgar appella tion of " punch-drimk " and " paper doll " habit, " Hermie " has proven to be a fighter. He had his academic struggle and overcame it. " Pop " has proven worthy of the Coast Guard and we are proud to be his friend and admirer. He has interest in Aroostock, Me.— might it be a girl? " Who said that? Who said that? What! Get the gloves! " Football (J), (2), (1); Boxing (l): Boxing Capfaiu (1). Sixty-three ' i» M V ' : ' : " Dobe " HAROLD JOSEPH DOEBLER Aliddletown, Ohio " H. jr " Joe " " Joe, " our eminent engineer (we just asked him), spends most of his spare time wondering why he ever left the farm. We don ' t know for certain, but ' tis said that good farmers have to get up around four o ' clock — and, if the above state- ment is turned into a syllogism, we have the equivalent of seven good reasons. Besides, Harold says that there are three places where an engineer is of no use; one, on a farm, and the other two, on a dance floor. However, that last crack doesn ' t hold ; " Dobe " is one smooth fellow. The manner in which he handled the advertising for " TIDE RIPS " won for him the admiration of his classmates. No easy job, this, and no glory forth- coming, after many weary hours of arguing and applying sympathy to merchants to fulfill the quota of advertising. As we have said, " Dobe ' s " passion is engines, and we hope his wish to be an engineer is granted by the ' ' On High, " for some day when we get com- mand and " Joe " is in charge down below we ' ll never worry about boiler frag- mentation due to negligence. Hop on your B. T. U. ' s, ' ' Dobie, " and ride through a successful career. " Hey, Ed, ya got an extra slice bar handy? " Class Football (3), (2) (1); Fifty-Fifty Club; Advertising Manager Tide Rips; Cadet Cruize: Marksman. Sixty-four EDMUND EUGENE FAHEY Binghamton, New York " Eddie " Z ' .j ' Qjsj SA " Ed " That " Ed " is a true son of the " oud sod " is evidenced by his sparkling wit, unfaiHng good humor, and love of battle. Gaze upon this map of Erin, and you will understand and appreciate the traits that have made possible his being captain of the football squad in the last of three years as varsity center. His efforts to keep a torn line still fighting are legend. Whenever any devilment was in evidence, we always suspected Fahey Overflowing with wit and the " Old Nick " he has kept our class, not to say the whole Corps, in a constant state of exhaustion as a result of his jocularity. A boastful son of the thriving metropolis, Bing-hamton, " Ed " has had more than his share to live down. Binghamton has realized his difficulties, and, as a result, has ceased to advertise herself as the city where the heart and soul of the shoe industry is located, but rather is prone to shout out to the world that 17 May, 1908, will someday be another National Holiday. His ideas of " dreams come true " will be the day when Emil ' s abode is in Jack ' s back yard. " Boy, what a honey. " Football (3), (2). (1); Basketball (3), (2), (1); Ca Jtain Football (I): Cadet Cruise; Company Petty Officer; Marksman; Tide Rips ' Staff. € Sixty-five Fronj ' Indiana comes onr esteemed c ' assmate, Jack Harding; a man destined to win aiiigh place in the hearts of his fellows. Jack ' s entrance into the mysteries of Academy life was accompanied by as much astonishment and enthusiasm as " of us (who had come from a section of the country where the service is little known and seldom heard of ) experienced. He quickly became acclimated to the military and sea-going life. Through all our early days, his optimism and love for the life had an uplifting effect on all of us. Harding has maintained a place in the center of the seniority list. We are uncertain whether this is due to the insidious effect his snoring has on instructors, who have to wake him up at regular intervals, or to the phenomena of having his body here :)ut his spirit in — Boston? Jack, as a reward for his interest in his fellnws, has been given the singular honor of twice holding the class presidenc}-. He has knocked varsity basketball for a letter for three years. In the lingo of the fans and sports editors, he is known as the high scoring, " blonde giant. " No need to speculate as to his station after graduation — it will be the Eastern Division. Graduation — tho ' it will scatter us from the Bering Sea to the Carrilibean — we will look forward to future meetings with Jack. " The meeting will come to order in order — . " Basketball (3), (2), (1); Class Prcsidcnl (2), (1); Platoon Leader (1). Si.vty-si.r I ,- v;; ' !I r-? ' ' ' - v =- -- ' - - " j;rVl :: M l JOSEPH DENNIS HARRINGTON New York City, New York never happy I I This debonair, blase, indifferent, non-committal unless he ' s on the trail of a new " femme ' s " heart. Love is his weakness — like that famous personage Finnegan, " he ' s in ag ' in and out ag ' in " with breathless rapidity. " Honestly, it ' s the real thing — she ' s a knockout. " Know you that it took him an hour and a half to walk four blocks in jNIiami. They literally fell upon him and devoured him — as it were. Much of his success is due to his glib tongue and uncanny command of lan- guage, which has many times enabled him to escape impending trouble, as well as precipitating him into it, boots, cap and " scivvies. " His apparent inability to keep from pulling prize " busts " has been a veritable crown of thorns to him, and a constant source of amusement to us. Witness, his lagging interest in the bovine species after a shore liberty in Casa Blanca. One of the " savviest " men in the class, " Joe ' s " love of indolence and humor has kept him from attaining his rightful place among the astral beings. " Joe " departs with a well defined and clearly marked course to steer. Knowing him as a clear thinker and a determined sort of a chap, we feel con- fident that he will experience little difficulty in standing clear of all adversity. " It seems George was in getting a shave when Martha happened to — " — Crash ! ! ! ! Class Football (2) ( I) ; Platoon Leader ( 1) : Chairman Recep- tion Committee; Tide Rips Staff. i n Sixty-seven «R; ARTHUR J. HESFORD. JR. San Diego. California ' Art " " Hesse " When Art arrived in New London he was " J(je .Salt " personified, but after we pried the salt from him, we found a combination Rudy ' allee, Will Rogers, Beau Brummel, and other celebrities. Actor, mimic, caricaturist, musician, and athlete, a versatility perhaps due to being born in Brooklyn, raised in California and Cuba, and educated in Ala- bama and New London. Hesford, perhaps by virtue of heritage, is a man of the sea. It is the sea to whom he gives his love — may all lesser Kaydets emulate him. Paradoxically, Art is a soldier as well as sailor. Was it his carriage, ring- ing voice, or natural flair for the military that won him his three stripes. Alaybe all three — huh? Hesford is there with the men — and here and there with the women. He ' s respected by superiors and subordinates, and liked by all — except Providence ! " Haba, Haba, Daba Down, Daba U]). " Toastmastcr {?t) Class President (3); Football (2); Class Basketball (2) ; Cadet Criihe (2), ( 1 ) ; Tide Rips ' Staff (1) ; Batal- lion Commander (1). w Sixty-eight SPEXCER FOSTER HEWIXS Washington. D. C. Though young in years " Spence " of the mature mind is the sage of the class. Oft have we Hngered and mulled over the wise, sometime direful, utterings of this modern Socrates. In advancing his issues, his success depends, as he himself has said, on the skillful combination of reason and ordinary " hossense. " " Spence " is seldom festooned in the emblazoned wreath of a " Scarlet Michael. " On the contrary his activities have been of a reptilian character, although it must be admitted they have been pohgamous in nature. We hear little of his actions in the vicinity of his native haunts, but a rumor now and then, has done much to create inquisitiveness. As skipper of the far-famed and oft-sung " Lena JMusha " he has become a sailor of the deep water type. With the advent of his stripe he will realize the fulfillment of his wildest and most fervent dreams. A good man who gives promise of a fine officer. " When I was on the Cape " — Crash! Class Football (3), (2), (1); Class Secretary (2); Tide Rips Staff (1). Sixty-nine b @ ' o jQTIDE RIPS M (S GEORGE ANDREW KNUDSEN Baltimore, Maryland " Knute " A crash, a groan, and then the sounds of falHng debris. " Knute " has just playfully shoved his " wife " through the bulkhead. But don ' t be alarmed, it ' s only his caress. He has all the strength of a full grown bull and the easy going nature of said animal ' s " frau. " In football this same strength has proven a hard nut for the opposition to crack, and his graduation will leave a large gap for some worthy to fill. As one might expect from his hardy race, " Knute " is a seaman of no mean ability, and is one of the three remaining members of the famous " Iron Guts. " ' Tis said, that late one stormy night, when the wind whistled down the chimney and scattered the dead ashes on our hearth, he and " Jawn " were plan- ning to slip the " Ham ' s " Hues and take their " bests " for a jaunt out to South West Ledge and back. Well — perhaps that is a little far fetched, but we ' ll wager a dime they could, if they had a mind to. Need more be said — ? " Then oar ' s, me lads, and rest easily. " " Hey, Bill! Spence! " — " Omph " — and an innocent visitor finds himself on his " phisog " in the corridor. Football (2), (Ij; Class Football (i); Adjutant (1); Star (2) ; Marksman. Seventy w GEORGE CARROLL LINDAUER Baltimore. Maryland THE Carroll ■■ ' -A . f Lo ( " Lindv ' The above, dear readers, is the most successful of many attempts to make " Lindy " appear handsome, but, being human, he is not yet satisfied. When " ' The Carroll " slumped himself among us, Hollywood grieved its loss of a potential " Gilbert. " Baltimore was frantic — its main attraction was gone, and, New London went on about its business. In a short three years " Lindy " has accomplished what would take an ord- inary person a life time. He leaves in his wake a trail of devastated hearts among the feminine populace — and ' tis said his adventures rival those of the famous Boccaccio. " Lindy ' s " rare ability in using his nose as a defensive weapon, has con- tributed in a large degree to his success as a football player and boxer. We might mention at this point that " Lindy, " no matter how difficult a task is set before him, has the utmost confidence in his ability and entertains no doubt about the outcome. No matter his success in his many undertakings, he is not prone to boastfulness — modesty is his greatest virtue (???)■ To wish " Lindy " success is a waste of time and words, for, if we know Lindy, he ' ll get all that ' s coming to him. " Two seats amidship on the st ' bd side. " Class Football (3) ; Football (2) ; Boxing (1). Seventy-one f CLIFFORD ROLSTON McLEAN Sault Ste. ] Iarie, Michigan , " Cliffic " -Mac " ••Teddy-B r ' " Knock! Knock! Knock! " " Who ' s there ? " " A great big, fat, ripe, juicy little teddy bear from Salt Saint Mary, Sir. " Enter our hero, big, blond, and handsome, father of Objee II, and, wonder of wonders, a red mike. It has been a source of curiosity to the class why " Mac, " with all his talents, does not chase the elusive female. We called it shyness, but it was caution. Cautious — say — " Mac " always did things by halves — ask him about Casa Blanca. The only rash thing " Mac " ever did was U) add himself and his " ventilator " to the Cadet Orchestra. The result of this indiscretion convinces us that " Mac " should break away from the straight and narrow a little more often. Peruse his portrait " Kind of dumb looking " you say ? Nope, that ' s hon- esty. " Mac " is so honest he shines like a new penny. In fact he considers it a bounden duty to inform a " prof " that he hasn ' t opened his text book during the entire term. " Mac, " with one or two others, is an ardent outdoor man. Almost any Saturday you can find him among the leafy branches of some towering tree. And, while on the subject of the great open spaces, " Mac ' s " hobby is big time, small game hunting, in which he prefers long barrels in guns and lingerie. " Anyone want to go skating ? " Orchestra (3), (2), (T); Class Football (3), (2), (1); Class Master-at-arms (2). Seventy-two " Pat " WILLIAM LOUIS MALOXEY Waterloo, New York •• Pat-hrick " ill " The man that juit the " mite " in mighty is our " Pat. " He speciaUzes in football, baseball, basketball, and what have you? He has an established repu- tation in New England ; his one-handed hook shots in l asketball acted as tonics to our team, and the most enervating of potions for our opponents. He captained that sport his last year, besides playing fullback on the varsity football team. Small — only 136 pounds of " fighting flesh " — his favorite occupation was line plunges by which he gained ground c(jnsistently against far heavier men. His safety valve on wit and humor is set at zero for " Pat " is always over- flowing with mirth. " What the Hell are you talking about? " and " I can ' t see any reason for this needless discussion " are his favorite arguments. Don ' t make him angry for then he is at his best ; accurate in tossing and passing, hard hitting, and clear thinking. To get him this way, just ask him where Waterloo is located. " Mary Lou — Mary Lou. " Football (3), (2), (1); Basketball (3), (2), (1); Captain Basketball (1). Seventy-three ' A. TRUE G. MILLER Norfolk, ' ir.ijinia ■■ T. G. The " Nezvport " once graduated a man who so loved the lite of a " Kay- det " that he felt sufficiently brave to pass from a class in which he rated all but the Captain, to the state of a lowly Swab aboard the " Alex Ham. " His courage demands the admiration of all. He has only two habits; the " sea habit " and hand holding with his O. A. O. — but how fixed are these ! ! ! " True " is blest, with a sense of humor, but it often proves his undoing, for when a " joke hits the button " he is reduced to a state of complete helplessness. His infectious laughter will always be his password. In the extra-curricular activities, " True " is a specialist — (as in the art of making coiifee and toast). He carries out his experiments as often as twice a day, trying to obtain the ultimate in blend. Unfortunately the officers have other ideas, and so to bed. He has a certain prejudice against the street light over the lower gate, hence often we hear the crack of his .22 and the crash of falling glass. At present " True " is concerned with more serious things — i. e., orange blossoms and Mendelssohn. We hope he realizes them, and best of all, the " mug. " " Lend me a nickel — will yau? I ' ve got a phone call to make. " Class Poolball (3), (2), (1); Class Basketball (2), (1); Marksman. ' W = . • ' -■y— .A — Js ' " ' - " Cup " U ' ' SiiMe " " ' " Pete " " Far better be it to bandage than to l)e bandas, ' ed. " With the clarion cry, " Let ' s go, the boxing squad, " " Pete " lias mothered and administered to his brood with soft words and hniment, and at the end of a two year regime as boxing manager has been able to present a maximum of B. T. U ' s. expended, and a minimum of tin ears and paper dolls, as his record. " Pete, " in a northeaster, attended Northeastern where he showed an indica- tion of " savviness " in math that has (strange to say) persisted during his entombment within these ancient halls. Gifted as " Pete " is, he never fails to lend a helping hand. His experiments and " probs " have been a constant source of comfort and relief to the less ambitious. A confirmed snake, he has yet to be bricked on a blind, while his successes at annexing dinners and cars are legion. " Pete ' s " personality, characteristic of the country that fashions Garbos and safety matches, has all of the appeal of the former and the brilliance of the latter. With this we close, our " Cup " is full. " Nar skall sloss pojkar ta en bade i bet vatten. " (?) Manager Boxing (1); Class Football (1); Class Basketball (1) ; Marksman. Seventy-five ' ! P I k G E 1 ' Butch KEXXETH C. PHILLIPS Glenbrook, Connecticut " Junic " " Kennl " Hey, Butch ! " Such a coy smiling face answers that hail — one wonders at the youthfulness of it. Nevertheless, " Junie " is a big man about town. The Darien Daily announces his homecomings as it announced his grandfather ' s wedding, his father ' s birth and the arrival of Barnum ' s Circus. With a way of his own he causes young girls ' hearts to quiver and matronly faces to light up with smiles, while the male member leaves the key to the family bus on the table as he goes out. Since his build is not one of a ' " Liderfort, " he decided to boss athletics and achieved that aim when managership of the basketball .squad was conferred upon him. Outside of his obeisances to Morpheus every evening from nine till ten, " hire and drive it " is his specialty, and as far as dissipation is concerned, three " skags " a month is his limit. Two brute " wives, " during his second class year, failed to damjjen his boy- ishness, love of fun, and adventure. Larks have been numerous in his career — for example — a thirty minute row, a scrimy, leaky rowboat, a broom for an oar, attired in dress whites, and one a. m., in Charleston. " Let ' s go, the basketball squad. " Class BaskcllhiH (2), (1) ; Class football (o). (2), (1) ; Class Master-at-Arms (1 ) ; Assistant Mauaf cr Baskrlhall i ). (2| ; .l c7»- ager Basketball { ). Seventy-six Kidnev SIDNEY FRETE PORTER Thomasvillg Jjeorgia Sid ■ If " in spring a young man ' s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, " " Sid ' s " cadet life has been a perennial spring, for Cujiid, with a reduced ballistic coefficient, has scored a clean sweep. Our initial impressions of " Sid " are given by his first roommate who. upon offering a greeting hand received this reply, " Hang it up: it ' s got nails in it. " From that first day we have always known him as the same wise cracking, bombastic, but none the less keen and energetic " Ixiy from home. " " Sid " was always an ardent booster of baseball, and early in the first year equipped himself with spiked shoes to emphasize the fact. His efforts to insti- tute the sport have been ardent, but unsuccessful. He consoles himself by saying that the Force trophy has graced the " green wardroom " for the last time. " Kid- ney ' s " choice of delectable viands is that of a master, to which any of us can bear witness — " Come on out to breakfast — of course they expect you. " Although on paper a cadet, " Sid " has really led a home life for three years, and should easily accustom himself to the " blissful state. " We raise our glasses, " Sid " in a toast to your success and happiness. By the way; did you say next spring? " Have you heard this one? " Class Football (3), (2), (1) ; Class Secretary (3), (1) ; Secre- tary-Treasurer A. A. (2): Marksiiiau (1): Platoon Leader (1). I W Seventy-scvt ' n A diminutive specMiien of niarfliood, he stWids but five-seven in his " inter- wovens. " This, however, is no criterion of his strength or abiHty. He has passed the all-academics with one foot on a banana peel and a smile on his face. The most gifted in the class for hunionnis incidents; his stock is unlimited — an asset to any " bull session. " He ' s been places, seen things, and done them up in fine fashion — Brussels for example. With a four striper walk ne glides over the ball room floor — a snake from way back, and the envy of many. .Socially he knocks ' em cold, tea fights being his long suit. If he fixes one up with a blind drag, she ' ll be one of the best. He knows no other. But before we give the wrong impression let us add that — as a back on the squad he was a living example of his own nature. Never down — always driving and digging. No end of humor, and a rollicking, contagious horse-laugh — a ship- mate of the best. " That reminds me of the time Bud and 1 got a car and two — . " football (2), (1); Junior I ' drsity Baski-thall (3); Class Bas- ketball (1); Orchestra (.5), (2). (1); Platoon Leader (1). Scvcuty-cight WILLIAM SCHISSLER Philadelphia. Pa. " Wite dwess ! " — " Fwont ! " — - ' eport ! " — " Sir. all are pwesent " —Thus Bill announces his presence to the cadet corps daily. Hailing from the somnolent metropolis of Philadelphia, Bill has followed in the footsteps of " Poor Richard and enriched the Academy vocabulary with diverse words and phrases. " Sucked in! — Six to eight lookout. " Bill has been the " savviest " man of the corps since the first day of his arrival. His academic success is due to this ;— either he knows or he doesn ' t know, but Bill is so good at the old army game that few instructors have been able to discern the diiiference. _ Some call us the laziest first class of all time. It ' s all due to " Wilwy. As chairman of every committee he left us sitting on our haunches awaiting results. Bill is the class artist and his artistic temperament is well " known. His dance decorations are famous, but pity the man whom he elects to sit for a photograph. Occasionally Bill plays in the string ensemble— and during his second class year he showed considerable skill in the boxing squad. Skilled in every line, a man from whom we expect much in the future. " Oh, what a gwipe ! " Conipain ' Conimaudcr : First in Class (3). (2). (1); Marks- man; Chairman of Sczrn Coinniiltccs; Editor-in-Chief Tide Rips; Star (3), (2), (1). P Seventy-nine rE: RY ST. CLAIR SHARP Danville. Illinois •• Hank - " Simple ! see — the empirical law of the equality of inertial gravitational mass interprets the state of the continuum, insofar as its line follows the hyperbolic integral, etc., " and so " Hank " and " Buckey " struggle along. Then follows — " Anybody want to wrestle? " " Hank " is our best wrestler, but had a few tough moments with Mayevski and Siacci. However, after a few minutes he won a decision through the Ingalls head lock. " Hank " spends his spare time writing letters to — ? slapping a banjo, and playing with " calc " formulas. As president of the " A. A. " he showed rare genius for putting it on a firm foundation — by paying its debts through the cadet accounts. His wizardry placed him on the financial committee where he skill- fully juggled the books to give us a balance. Radio? " Xo the electrons don ' t go that way — and besides who cares about rules of the road — give me my bal- listics. " As to his future, just ask him what the ideal life is — lucky girl. Class Football (.1). (2). (1) : Class Treasurer (2) ; Marksman; President Athletic Association (1): Tide Rips Business Manager: Company Commander; Star (3). M Eighty WILLIAM ERNEST SINTON Helena, Montana 2X " Bill " " Wes " Our own " Sweet William, " hailing from that rough and ready land of sheep and vigilantes, leaped into early prominence when elected " head man " in the Semper Paratus Club. " Wes " was quite a track man at college and ran ragged practically every girl that ever attracted him. He never lost a race of this kind and as a result made many letters (not worn on sweaters). Bill made his letter in varsity football his first two years and would have made it three, if it hadn ' t been for the fragility of his ankles. The University of Montana was Bill ' s original " Mammy, " but the lure and enigma of the sea won him from the plaintive cry of the sheep, which decis ion gave us another " embryo salt. " From " 32 to 2 " is the record of Bill ' s scholastic ability — his only complaint was, " If it wasn ' t for Schissler, I ' d be first " — plus — " Lord help us senior men ! " Sinton is a calculating and quick thinker on the athletic field as well as in class. These qualities will stand him well when the bottom falls out of his boat. Good luck. Bill, and be sure and save some jam " When I was a little boy . . . now I am crazy. " Star (3), (2), (1); Basketball (3), (2), (1); Football (2); Tide Rips ' Staff ; Marksman. Eighty-one JOHN R. STEWART Davton, Ohio . " Gnnup " " Stczv " The reputation iiiKler which Da ton has lahored for several years has been dispelled somewhat by the efforts of this rolnist jiroduct of the Buckeye State. Soon after entering the portals of Academy life, " Stew " became an impor- tant and popular member of the class. With the traditional love of " wine, women and song, " " Stew " has never failed to be " on deck " when liberty commenced on Saturday, and never was he seen by the poor unfortunates of " tree " and " grade " until eight bells on Sunday night. We shouldn ' t say this, but " Stew ' s " interest in New London took root after a certain something made its appearance in the home town paper. " Savvy " by nature, studies have never been an impediment to his progress, a fact evidenced liy his meteoric rise from anchor man to one of the honored few. Well, " Grump, " our days together are at an end, here ' s hoping that sometime, somewhere, we ' ll In- shipmates once more. " Ya got anything to read? " Junior Varsity Footlmll (2); Class Poof ball (3). (1); Class Treasurer (1); Marksman. Eighty-two HEJvm ' F. STOLFI e v Yiirk Cit ' . New York Michael-Tcrrence ■■ Hcnr " The Empire State surrendered one of its most cherished products to the Coast Guard in the ethereal being of " Michael " He came to us three weeks late and made his debut in the usual Gotham fashion late, debonair, dapper, and dashing. " O ' Terrence " was immediately accepted among us as a fellow sufferer and embr} o admiral. Overflowing with high ideals, he attempted to institute some reforms which would put ] Iarcus and Sulla to shame ; principally a consolidated system of Greek letter fraternities and a cabal against the persecution of the upperclass. Henry ' s aflfable manner made him one of the best liked men in the class and not a humorous prank or quip happened unless Terrence was accused. As a swab, he won acclaim at an informal as the best of slow tempo tempters, and since then is an ever favorite among the feminae. Another of his idiosyncrasies was boxing in which he ably resembled another prominent Gothamite? Thus you see in Stolfi a combination of every commendable characteristic of the New Yorker with very few of the faults. Vith the addition of the Coast Guard ' s ideals, Henry is indeed a worthy man. " Oh ! I ' m snaky the women say — etc. " Class Football (3), (1); Class Basketball (1): Pistol Marksman. Eighty-three CHARLES ERNEST TOFT Lubec, Maine M: " Challic ' T , F kjC ' ChassTuft ' " Challie " — from way up North where men {ure men and sardines are the staff of life. Born with the echoes of crashing waves and the mournful mating cry of the wild sardine in his ear, " Challie " has never ceased to pine for his hearth on those formidable shores of Maine. Tuft is a " juice " bug — yea verily, oft has his rosy hued countenance shook in rapture with the accidental contact of 220 A. C. — in fact, even Steinmetz with his log tables could never have been more content than Charlie with a dynamo and a can of Lubec specials. His interest in " juice " is surpassed only by his antipathy for the feminine sex. No " Lorelei " will ever ensnare our " ChaUie. " Er — that is we were under that impression up till now, but, " Shiver me timbers, Matie " what in ' ell is a pink, scented envelope doing in our prize Red Mike ' s letter stall ? A master in the art of deception, it is his Ixjast that he can " caulk off " at will and still to all outward appearances present an attitude of rapt attention. " Challie " says he will be thankful when grad week is over, so that he can go home on leave and drive his dog team, as of old. " Bzzzz — zzzzz — bzzzz— zzzz. " Class Football (2). Eighty-four RALPH K. AAIATO Chicago, Illinois Mac " Macamot ' " Mac " abandoned a bright future and promising career as exclusive agent for Brownings, Alausers and Thompsons to enter upon a career of less turbulent nature. However, the quiet, undisturbed life he led as a Swab drove him to the very depths of despair. To brighten his otherwise dull days he became the proud owner of a combination banjo, frying pan. and sliii-stick. upon which it was his wont to render soul stirring ditties. All went well until his " wife " found an old battered accordion. The result of the two, at their best, was a cross between a steam calliope and the wail of a banshee — need we say that the " Come to me from me " went by the board? An imcommon gift of gab marks him as one of the most versatile among us in the art of narration. " Hey, ] Iac, tell us about your running, gini fight with that drunken chauffeur. " Regs is his nemesis but he knows the book from cover to cover. With a mind like a sponge, " Mac " gives promise of an interesting future. " Jease — can any of youse boids tell me where I kin find dis guy Hogan? " Class Football (3), (2), (1). Eiijhty-five From A. ' tcc shore to Arctic Zone To Europe and far Jiast. The Fhiii is carried by our shifts In times of zvar and j eace; Anil nerer hmr zee struck if yet In sfite of foenien ' s might. J f 7 (1 clieercd our crezes and cheered again For shozeing hoz ' to fight. We ' re alzeays ready for tlie call We place our trust in thee. Through surf and storm and hozvling gale, High shall our purpose be. ' Semper Paratus " is our guide, Our fame, our glory, too. To fight to save or fight and die! Ave! Coast Guard, zve ' re all for yon. SURVEYOR and NARCISSUS. The EAGLE and DISPATCH. The HUDSON and the TAMPA, The names are hard to match: From Barrozv ' s shores to Paraguay. Great Lakes or ocean ' s zcaz ' C. The Coast Guard fought through storms and Zi ' inds, To punish or to saz ' c. Eight y-six THE RESCUE OPTHEWIMSLOW THE E RV I C E ' LEST WE FORGET do solemnly swear ( or affirm) that I ly ' Ul siip ' ort ami defend the Constitu- tion of tlie United States a( aii " ;t all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I luill hear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any menial reservaiion or purpose of evasion; and that I will zvell and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help mc God. And I do further swear {or affirm ) that I leill use my best endeavors to pre- vent and detect frauds against the hnK-s of the United States imposing duties upon imports. So help me God. i Eighty-eight Tlic CoasI Guard Cutter BEAR off the barren Siberian Coast History of thie U. S. Coaist Guard (That it iiiav ahi ' oys linger in onr hearts, once more toe print the story of the Serz ' ice — s!i ht!y rez ' ised ami enhinjed siiiee its appearanee in Tide Rips 1927, but none the less stirring. ) Coast Guard history divides itself naturally into two phases — records of achievement in times of war. and chronicles of service in days of peace. These two phases are equally glorious. For the Coast Guard there is no stagnating inaction ; her history is written da - by day in annals of the nation ' s glory and in the hearts of seafaring men. In war the Coast Guard shares the fame and perils of her sister maritime service: in peace the " Peace-time Xavy " wins victories " no less renowned " than those achieved in war. In our short narration of the Service ' s store we will treat first that phase which embodies her participation in her country ' s conflicts. .Since the birth of the Coast Guard, one hundred and thirty-six years ago, no national struggle has been waged without her aid upon the sea ; no duty thrust upon her has been too arduous or so fraught with danger that her men or ships have failed in fulfillment of that duty to the ultimate extent of human possi- bility. Back in the days of our nation ' s youth, after the dissolution of the Conti- nental Navy, revenue cutters formed the only protection on the sea for American ships and seamen. French and English men-o ' -war, envious alike, harried the merchantmen of an infant power. " Ready " then as " ' always, " cutters chased, caught, and captured eighteen of twenty-two prizes taken, and assisted in cap- turing two of the remaining four. Eighty-nine 1 Destroying a derelict This is the first chapter of our history — it is the record sft by a fleet of puny cutters, the largest mounting fourteen guns and carrying a crew of seventy, against ships of war and men long versed in strategic arts of battle. Outstand- ing among these cutters was the gallant old Pickering, which during the difficulties with France claimed ten prizes as the foundation for her everlasting fame. In a day when naval warfare meant broadside to broadside and gory cutlassing from fo ' c ' sle to poop, this cutter matched her weakling ' s strength against that of a super-dreadnaught of the age — a frigate, forty-four guns and two hundred men. Miraculously, the! Pickering won her fight, and added to Service tradition a tale of patriotism and of valor that may well inspire Americans as long as Americans sail the seas. Creation of a regular navy during tliese uncertain times detracted nothing from the Coast Guard ' s activity in war. Thirteen years after the Pickering first won the Service acclaim, another cutter, in the ' ar of 1812, bolstered forlorn hopes and began our emancipation upon the seas by making the first capture of the war. Fourteen British vessels fell as prizes to the daring of Coast Guard cutters during this short war — fourteen victories for the Flag in a time when national victory seemed often dim and never sure. In defeat, our ships and men were no less heroic, their deeds were no less glorious, than in triumiih. The cutter, Surveyor, lying in York River, was attacked at night by a party from the luiglish Xarcissiis. lioarded. cutlasses aflash, decks and scuiijiers running with intermingled blood of llrilish Tar ,-in l Yankee Gob, oxerwhelmed by guns and men of thrice greater nunil)ers than her own, the SurzTydr finally surrendered. The admiration of the victors, as exjiressed A ' iiicty Rcscuiuii the crnv of a i -iwk by a note from the English Commander to Captain Travis of the Sitrz ' cyor. best tells the story of the little vessel ' s heroic action: •■ Your gallant and desperate attempt to defend your vessel against more than double vour number excited such admiration on the part of your opponents as I have seldom witnessed, and induced me to return you the sword you had so ably used in testimouv of mine . . . I am at a loss which to admire most, the previous arrangement on board the Surzryor or the determined manner in which her deck was disputed inch by inch. " No more dramatic battle in the entire war can be cited than the defense of the cutter Eagle against the combined attack of a British brig and sloop-o ' - var. Chased by these two vessels, fighting as she ran. the Eagle faced complete destruc- tion. At last, to avert disaster, the cutter was beached on Long Island and her guns were dragged to the top of a high blutT. For hours a worn crew struggled up and down the hill, lugging unwieldy cannon balls to feed the belching war- machine. Three times the cutter ' s colors dropped, shot away liy enemy shells; three times Coast Guard sailors braved the English fire and nailed fast again the Stars and Stripes high at the to]) of a remaining spar. When the Eagle ' s large shot was all fired away the dauntless crew salvaged spent shells that lodged in the hillside, wadded them with leaves torn from the log book, and shot them back again. Could they fight, these ships and men of the humanitarian Coast Guard? The question has just been answered. . fter the War of 1812 came halcyon days for the Army and the Navy — ■ but not for the Coast Guard. P ' mm war with a chivalrous nation the cutters entered into war with fighting men most barbaric — the pirates of the Spanish Main. For a quarter of a centun; coast guardsmen trailed these marauders of m .; Patrol Iloal Goes Out to Sea the sea, through Louisiana ' s slimy bayous and around Florida ' s verdant keys — striking whenever opportunity permitted, fighting desperadoes in their tropical strongholds. On open waters action with pirate craft was forced again and again. The doughty cutter Louisiana with no thought of personal danger, attacked and captured three ships, the Bolivia and two prize vessels sailing under the latter ' s command, in a bloody battle in South West Pass. Again the odds were high — but again a cutter scored. Of such tales is tradition born ; by such tradi- tion is fostered esprit de corps. Superior numbers in the ranks of the foes have never crushed the Coast Guard ' s spirit of " cutters ' never fail. " When Jean La Farge, Ijold e.x-lieutenant of the notorious Jean La Fitte, attached the cutters Louisiana and Alabama with his powerful pirate vessel Bravo and tried to force them to accept defeat he found the truth of this old maxim. Pressing the fight, as always, the cutters ' lads boarded the pirate, carried her decks in a whirlwind hand-to-hand struggle and hauled down the Jolly Roger of her cut-throat crew. When the pirates were finally ousted from their bayous and inlets along the southern coast by the Treasury ' s strong right arm, after the vigilance and adven- turesome daring of Coast Guard officers had made the lives of buccaneers on American shores too hazardous, they moved their rendezvous to Breton Island. The cutters Louisiana and Alabama pushed on against overwhelming numbers of ships, guns, and men, destroyed every habitation on the island and drove the renegades away in their small boats, thus crushing for all time pirate realms on American soil, . lthough driven from our shores, ])irates from Spanish- America continued their ravages of merchantmen for a number of years, during which time cutters on the Southern stations were in a continual state of war — ever watchful, always prepared. Finally, about 1825, after years of long-drawn- Niiicty-tivo i out hostilities, the last of the buccaneers vanished — the Coast Guard had won through again. When the Seminole Indians, denizens of the murky fastnesses of Florida ' s Everglades, ran amuck in 1836, eight cutters were immediately dispatched to combat them and to succor unfortunate villagers. Troops were transported and every possible assistance given to the Army and Navy engaged in putting down the uprising. Landing parties from cutters met the savages in tangled jungles of dark swamplands : sailors who had never heard of ambuscades or tortures at the stake hesitated not a moment when called upon to beat the brush of a dark interior. Many fell, these Coast Guard heroes, fighting blindly a new kind of fight, but their deaths won again Humanity ' s plaudits for the Coast Guard. They traded life for heroic death that widows and orphans of massacred men might live, that civilization might prevail and savagery perish. So reads another chapter of the Coast Guard ' s story of glorious deeds well done. During the Mexican War cutters again took part in naval operations, par- ticularly in blockade work and in attacks upon Alvarado and Tabasco. Typical service was rendered by the Woodbury which, under orders from the Command- ing General of the Army of Occupation, covered the army ' s march from Aransas Pass to Brazos St. lago. Promptl}- and efficiently, in the Coast Guard ' s usual style, the order was carried out, and claimed the Army ' s admiration as attested in a commendatory note from the Adjutant General to Captain Winslow Foster of the Woodbury: " I am directed by the Commanding General to say that ... he takes this occasion to express his thanks for the handsome manner in which you have extended your assistance and that of your vessel to the operations of the Army. " Then came the Civil War, shaking the nation ' s faith and principles, disrupt- ing homes and country, creating enemies of brothers. Embroiled in the Great Struggle, the Coast Guard, as always, did her part. Famous battles saw the actions of many famous cutters. The Harriet Lane was in the fleet intended to relieve Fort Sumter. Later she shared in the har- rowing affair known to history as the " capture of Fort Hatteras. " When troops for the recapture of Norfolk by the North landed at Lynn Haven Bay a Coast Guard cutter, the Miami, attempted — and successfully accomplished — the impor- tant duty of covering their landing. More famous, possibly, is the tale of the old cutter Naugatuck, which, after aiding in the fierce onslaught at Sewall ' s Point, led the fleet up the James River and helped in the bombardment of Drury ' s Bluff, June 15, 1862. Equally effective and efficient was the aid given to the Army and the Navy by the Nehaina, cruising up and down the southern coast, carrying dispatches often through thick Confederate fire, doing blockade duty, never failing in her tasks. ' hat standard of war-time service these old cutters set for posterity to uphold ! Hardly was reconstruction complete and the nation firmly welded once again that new battle grounds called American warriors. In the war with Spain Coast Guard ships and men carried on w ' ith traditional heroism and disregard of death or danger. Eight cutters served with Sampson on the Havana blockade. With Dewey at Manila sailed old Captain Daniel B. Hodgsdon, veteran of thirty-seven Niiieti ' -three The Famous Old Coast Guard Cutter BEAR years of service. In command of the cutter Hitijli McCiiUocli. at the liattle of Manila Bay the Captain won such distinction for his dashing execution of hazard- ous dispatch duty that Congress retired him with full pay and allowances at the end of the war. At the to]5 of the war ' s long list of heroes is indelilily inscribed the name of Lieutenant Frank H. Newcomb, who received the only gold medal presented by Congress for gallantry during the war. In the naval engagement of Cardenas Bay on May 11, 1898, the Hudson, under Captain Newcomb, rescued the naval torpedo boat IVinslo ' n ' from under the very guns of the Spaniards. The IVinslow had been helplessly crushed by broadsides from Spanish gunboats and splintering volleys from the shore bat- teries. Her captain, Ensign Bagley, U. S. N., and half her crew were dead or dying; her guns were hushed; her lifeless hulk was drifting with the tide down on a rocky shore where the enemy awaited to complete her destruction. When the Spanish fire became most furious, as though to annihilate the Winslozv, Captain Newcomb piloted his cutter into the thick of the fight and alongside the stricken torpedo boat, at the same time opening fire at the Spaniards. In constant danger of grounding on submerged rocks the cutter maintained her fire, made fast a hawser to the Winslo-i ' , and towed her out of range. Again a cutter did not fail, and one more shining page was added to the already brilliant book of Coast Guard tradition. Advocates of " Preparedness, " just prior to our entry into the World conflict, must have found great satisfaction in knowing that the Coast Guard is always prepared. Hardly had the United States declared war than, on May 6, 1917, the Coast Guard was ordered to operate with the Navy in driving German Nincty-foiir kultur from the seas. This order gave the Navy the services of two hundred and twenty-three experienced, highly-trained officers, of four thousand five hundred seasoned warrant officers and enhsted men. of forty-seven vessels of many types, and of two hundred and seventy-nine stations, whose patrol areas surrounded the shores of the United States. Six cutters, the Ossipec. Sciiccu. Vaiinicrai ' . Ahionquiu. Mauning. and Tampa, were ordered to foreign service in the early fall of 1917, and. Ijased at Gibraltar formed Squadron Tw o. Division Six, of the Atlantic Fleet ' s patrol forces. With little armor and hut light armament these ships of the " Peace- time Xavy " ' sailed through perilous, menaced waters, protecting hundreds of vessels between Gibraltar and the British Isles from German U-boats, or patrolling the haunted, war-stirred Mediterranean. Other cutters, left at home, performed duties no less valuable, no less dangerous. Cruising alone uj) and down the coast these ships were the source of a constant sense of security among seamen; they were the instruments of man}- important missions from one corner of the Atlantic to the other. The record of Coast Guard officers alone, during the war is impressive. Over thirty-five per cent of the line officers of the Service commanded combatant Coast Guard and Xavy ships in threatened waters ; two commanded important air stations, one in France; five commanded training stations; six performed aviation duty ; four commanded large transports that brought the doughboys home after the armistice. The Navy Department, always choosing for commanders only officers in whom it has full, unstinted confidence thus paid tribute to Coast Guard standards when it assigned fifty per cent of our line officers that impor- tant duty. Among the legends of the sea stands forth that of the cutter Tampa, pride of a proud Service. While on her Gibraltar station, engaged in convoy and patrol duty, her record was one of continuous achievement and of service rendered well. In commendation thereof, Rear Admiral Xiblack, commanding the United States Naval forces at Gibraltar, addressed a special letter to Captain Qiarles Satterlee, her commander, in which he lauded the gallant little vessel ' s constant preparedness without requesting repairs and her worthy work in escorting eighteen convoys, comprising three hundred fifty vessels, wnth the loss through enemy action of but two ships. Admiral Xiblack wrote : " This excellent record is an evidence of a high state of efficiency and excellent ship ' s spirit and an organization capable of keeping the vessel in service with a minimum of shore assistance. The squadron commander takes great pleasure in congratulating the commanding officer, officers, and crew on the record they have made. " Then came disaster. On the night of September 26, 1918, other ships of a convoy bound from Gibraltar to Great Britain heard a great explosion of? the coast of the Britsh Isles. The Tampa was never seen again. A Hun U-boat (53) claimed her destruction and the annihilation of her crew, one hundred and fifteen American seamen. Vice Admiral C. H. Dare of the British Navy, the commanding officer and Alilford Haven, in a telegram to Admiral Sims expressed a note of universal sympathy in the loss of the Tampa: Ninety-five The TAMPA—sunk by an " uctny submarine the night of 26 September, 1918, Channel, Enghmd — all hands lost " Myself and staff enjoyed the personal friendship of her commanding officer, Captain Charles Satterlee, and had great admiration for his intense enthusiasm and high ideals of duty. " The Coast Guard again had done her bit ; Coast Guardsmen again had given all protecting the lives of others. This sacrifice of the Coast Guard was propor- tionately the greatest made by America ' s forces in the great war for Democracy. A nation bows ; the Tampa is thus commemorated to the world. And now, for national Peace ; for the Army, Peace ; for the Navy, the Marine Corps, Peace ; but for the Coast Guard there is no peace. Primarily the function of revenue cutters was to suppress smuggling along the coast. At the beginning of the war they had practically stopped illegal entry of dutiable goods into the United States. With the passage of the Volstead Act, smuggling began anew ; the Coast Guard went to war again. Along thousands of miles of shore- line, battle raged between Coast Guard cutter and the desecrater of our Law. More vessels were required ; Congress give cast-off destroyers from the Navy and a fleet of now famous seventy-five foot patrol boats. Did Rum Row vanish? Overnight it disappeared, starved out. This does not mean, of course, that the job is done. Doubtless, but for the vigilance of Coast Guard patrols, another Row would soon be formed. Foreign ships, from time to time, do appear off the coast with rum, and patiently await a chance to run the blockade. Constant picketing of these vessels is responsible for the fact that today the amount of liquor imported in the country is dwindling rapidly ; cutters, destroyers, patrol boats, ever watchful and always prepared, grant small hope to ambitious " rummies. " Life-saving shore stations patrol the beach to aid stricken ships and luckless mariners, and incidentally to prevent wholesale landing of forbidden liquors that might possibly slip by the sea-drawn cordon. Ninety-six To many, the Coast Guard is but part of the Prohibition Enforcement plan ; to the Coast Guard, Prohibition Enforcement is but an added duty, by no means the most important of the diversified Hst im.posed upon her, peace-time duties all. but thrilling, adventuresome, and often epoch-making. Xo story of the Coast Guard in peace would be complete without some men- tion of that most famous of all cutters, the Bear. For fifty years this veteran has stood the buffeting of the Arctic ' s gales, carrying succor and new life to the nearly-dead in the Land Around the Pole. Among the feats which won the Bear those laurels that will keep our history ever fresh was her rescue of Greely ' s ill-fated expedition from total extinction at the top of the world in 1884. Again, in 1897, the Bear set out for high and treacherous latitudes lO bring back the crews of eight whalers caught in Point Barrow ' s frigid toils. Unable to proceed farther because of the ice-locked seas, the Bear put in to Dutch Harbor, and while gold-crazed men rushed towards the Klondike, the Bear ' s lads, under Lieutenant D. H. Jar ' is, made their painful way overland to the relief from blue death of ice and hunger of two hundred souls — again a cutter did not fail ; again the Coast Guard proved her worth. Further enumeration of peace-time activities must include the International Ice Patrol that is now maintained by the Service. For many years the menace to navigation constituted by gigantic bergs drifting about in the sea lanes of Newfoundland ' s Grand Banks had been the dread of transatlantic vessels, but not until the horrible Titanic disaster was any protection from the danger offered. Then a thirteen-power pact was formed to defray the expense of an ice patrol, which duty the United States accepted and handed over to the Coast Guard. Since 1913 cutters have roamed the ice fields from March to July, studying the ice, its physical properties, drift, erosion, and melting. They have located bergs, defined danger limits, charted currents, and broadcast positions of the ice. Inci- dental to the paramount duty of the patrol as stated is the giving of assistance to vessels in distress, the lending of medical aid to injured fishermen, the removal of derelicts, and any other usual Coast Guard work in which the vessel on patrol may be called upon to engage. That no accident such as that of the Titanic has occurred since the Coast Guard undertook the ice patrol is evidence sufficient to convince all of the efficiency of the ships and men employed in the work. Another of the peace-time duties of the Coast Guard is the protection of seal herds on the Pribilof Islands. Back in 1910 the Treasury had collected more money from the sale of seal-skins taken on the Islands than the whole Alaskan Territory, of which they are a part, cost the United States in actual money paid to Russia as purchase price. That these seal herds were not wantonly destroyed years before is due to the active protection given them by the Coast Guard. Old-timers tell of occasional bits of smart fighting between the poachers and the cutters, but at last the " seal war " is ended and another of the government ' s revenues is safeguarded by the Treasury ' s efficient navy. To the Coast Guard is charged protection of life and ships upon the sea; to this end the Service bends its every energy, often at the expense of all its other varied duties. " Humanitarian " is the term that has been given to this phase of Coast Guard activity, and humanitarian the Service is. Xo night too Ninety-scfCH st(irniy, iid st-as too his h. im liii;il tdci forliidilini; to restrain uur culti-rs from their work of saving life. The same heroic spirit of self-sacritice and disregard of personal danger that was fostered hv our predecessors in the Service ' s infancy jjervades tl. Service today, not only oil large, seaworthy cutters and powerful destroyers hut also on the tiny egg-shell craft that patrol nearly every mile of our far-flung coast. At random from among many of the year ' s heroic deeds we select a case, and cite the hravery of the CG-213, a seventy-five foot patrol lioat. in saving the imperilled crew of the sea-going tug Tracy, of? Atlantic City, X. ' .. on .Vovember 16, 1926. Foundering amid mountainous waves lashed to white fury by a hellish gale, the Tracy sounded an S. O. S. From Base One the fragile 213 put out, never questioning the advisability of attempting rescue against the tremendous odds imposed by raging elements. Through furious seas she made her way to the disabled Tracy. Every wave threatened to crash the two vessels together : every minute seemed the sinking tug ' s last. Unable to secure a line aboard the helpless hulk, Boatswain Hart, ofificer-in-charge, ran his boat back and forth, as close to the Tracy as possible, and the rescued crew jumped to the deck of the patrol boat. At last all were saved but one. The skipper once more ran his boat close aboard the Tracy. The last man leaped, but as he leaped a heavy swell caught the 213 and tossed her twenty-five feet from the side of the wrecked tug and down went the luckless man. struggling in the sea. Lost? Orders were to save " all hands. " Into the hungry waters dove the gallant ski])per, to hold up the drowning man until a line was heaved from the little craft and they were hauled to safety. Again a Coast Guardsman had risked his life for duty, had heedlessly thrown himself to the Coast Guard ' s humanitarian task of saving life, had proved that the Coast Guard knows no failure. In the interest of protecting life afloat the Service sends each vear a special patrol of her sturdiest cutters to sail in times of winter ' s storms along the eastern coast in search of distressed and helpless vessels. Unheeding angry winds and boisterous seas that combine off Hatteras and other parts of the coast to wreck and destroy all those who go down to the sea in shi])s. cutters steam through chaotic waters in brave attempts to save s eafaring men and vessels. What relief it must be to the weather-beaten skipper of a sinking coaster to know that his frantic .S. O. S. is heard and that hel]) " that never fails " is rnakins;- all speed to his aid ; what blessing to panicky mothers and whini])ering. fear-numbed chil- dren to know that rescue, strong and sure, is at hand ! Supplementary to this duty is that of removing derelicts and other floating menaces to navigation. In this work every Coast Guard vessel is engaged, no matter what her other special orders nia - require. Usually destruction of derelicts is not difficult in accomplishment, InU in heavy seas, when putting of? from a cutter to secure treacherous mines to a half-submerged hulk that rolls and tosses and threatens to crush the pulling boat to bits with every swell, difficulties and dangers arise which add a spicy, vivid sense of possible calamity to the lives of the Treasury ' s sailor lads. Yet without this protective work by the Coast Guard our coastal waters would be a veritable graveyard for ships sunk by floating timbers, hulks, rafts, and spars, i lumanitarian work, all this, and vet to men Xincty-cight of the Service engaged in its accoiiiplishiiient thrills are always certain and safety very doubtful. Navigation laws primarily are to insure safety ujion the water: their enforce- ment falls naturally, therefore, to the Coast Guard. . hit less - . citing than any of the other duties, this policing of regattas and of the sea. hut certainly a worthy endeavor in the interest of Safety First. That over 53,000 vessels were hoarded and examined lor infraction of safety laws in 1926 shows conclusively that even in this task, unadventuresome as it is. the Coast Guard is " on the job. " ever alert in the fulfillment of her duty. Northern cruising has been mentioned in the story of the Bear. Several other cutters make annual patrols in high latitudes into the Bering Sea, the North Pacific, and around southeastern .Maska. The purpose of the northern patrols is to enforce the convention of 1911 lietween the United States, Great Britain, Russia and Japan, and the laws and regulations protecting seals, other fur-bearing animals, and fisheries of Alaska. In addition, cutters have carried food to starv- ing natives, medical aid to those near death, law to lawless men. and succor and relief to homeless destitutes in the frigid north, ever since the Bear began her service to Humanity, fifty years ago. ' ith breaking ice our cutters head to northward, carrying civilization to a land of which Civilization seldom thinks, engaging in noble enterprise, asking no other reward than the satisfaction which is born of service, demonstrating always that " ' cutters never fail. " In the Service ' s great heart is branded deep by flames of a burning ship a tragic story of heroism in death. Just off the storm-scarred North Carolinian coast plied the Coast Guard ' s small supply ship Lincoln on the night (if December 18, 1926. A heavy sea, a freshening gale, a tin}- crew worn by battle with the unrelenting alliance — then Fire ' Eating through bulkheads, disabling engines, seeming hell-bent toward final, (juick destruction, the Red Killer wreaked his fury. Battling flames that scorched their bodies and dried their last reserves of strength, seven men strove to obey their skipper ' s cry of : " Fight it. lads ! Fight it ! Don ' t give up the ship ! " until at dawn the British Defender stood toward the flaming schooner, a last, late ho])e of rescue. But for one the Defender held no false hopes. During the battle of the night a wave, impatient for the end, had reached up and torn one sailorman from the doubtful safety of hi. dying ship, and taken him to a sailor ' s honored, unmarked tomb. (Jn came the Defender, yet high swells prohibited more in the way of rescue than a distant approach to the Lincoln and the heaving of life-buoys toward her. Aboard the Lincoln exhausted men no longer could combat the stifling heat; at last it was " abandon ship " — or perish with her. Now came the action of one whose name " leads all the rest ; " Olaf Hansen. Seizing the three life-jackets yet unburned he forced them on other members of the crew; the Lincoln listed, waves broke over her, but failed to quench the flames ; reluctantly the men took to the sea, preferring a seaman ' s death to one in a flaming hell. Fatigued and nearly drowned, the lads struck out for a lifeboat lowered by the Defender — all but Hansen, who, hearing his Captain ' s impas- sioned, painful words of encouragement from the searing deck, turned liack, with superhuman strength climbed the Lincoln ' s side and risking, giving all, took Ninely-nine the burned man in hi?- own sure arms and lea])ed into the sea. For a few moments he was able to hold the injured one afloat, but, succumbing to strength ' s exhaustion and the pound of the merciless sea, they sank — -the skipper who wished but to go down with his foredoomed ship. Boatswain T. A. Erlingson, and the sailor-boy who gave his life trying to rob Death of hard-won victory. " Semper Paratus " — to fight our foes, defend our coasts, to protect our lives and interests on the seas : " Always Ready " — to face danger for duty anywhere, and, when that duty demands, " Always Ready " to die like men, are these sailors of our United States Coast Guard. IIS S J£? 0 ! M ho seri ' es his country utII has no need of ancestors. Voltaire ' A quitter never xcins and a 7 ' inner nci ' cr quits. ' The inoi ' ing finger rites; and. lun ' ing it. ' rit. Moves on: nor all our Piety nor Wit Shall lure it hack to cancel half a line. (_)m. r Kii. vv. n One Hundred While the Coast Guard Cutter Viialga lay at Akun Island, Alaska, her com- manding officer obtained word by radio that the Spanish influenza had broken out in the town of Unalaska ; also, that the disease was raging throughout the Bristol Bay district ; that many deaths had occurred and that there were no means avail- able to care for the sick or to bury the dead. The cutter proceeded at once to Unalaska, and on arrival it was learned that the disease was spreading rapidly ; not a single family had escaped its clutches ; and indications presaged .innihilation of the whole populace unless remedial measures could be applied at once. There- upon seven men from the cutter were sent to the Jesse Lee Home to aid the stricken orphans and the school teachers at that institution, and three others were assigned to Unalaska village. Other members of the ship ' s company were detailed to make coffins, to dig graves, and tn liurv the dead. To the commissary officer was assigned the work of cooking food for the sutferers. The executive officer was charged with the work of distributing the food and with the task of estab- lishing a hospital for the sick. Adding to the already heavy toll of victims within the three days ' sojourn of the Coast Guard relief party, many new cases had develo])ed, until practically every person in Unalaska and in Dutch Harbor had been stricken with the disease. Although the burden placed on the relief force grew heavier each hour, everyone continued steadfastly in his wurk, wholly unmindful of personal risk and cheerfully performing the daily routine, such as nursing the sick, distributing food and fuel, keeping up fires, cleaning houses, and burying the dead. A sight that thoroughly aroused the sympathies of the relief workers was the literal herds of homeless infants and children, whose parents had died of the disease. These helpless orphans were take care of and made as comfortable as the niea nx ' accom- modations would permit. In an outlaying dwelling, a mother and her child had succumbed to the dreaded scourge. The sight that presented itself to the relief party is one never to be forgotten. There, in the cold and barren hut, amid the dirt and litter of weeks, lay a mother and her child, both cold in death. Huddled around the silent forms were four other children, probably unconscious of the fact that Death had come to relieve their mother and sister of their suffering. These motherless children frozen almost to insensibility and in a state of starvation, were taken in charge hy the Coast Guard relief workers and cared for. The master at arms of the Uiialga organized an orphans ' home. His method of making clothing for the children was original as far as known. He would fold a sheet, lay a naked child on it with outstretched limbs, and cut the sheet around the outline of the child with a pair of shears. A few miiuites with a hand sewing machine and the child had a clean garment, even if not stylish or well fitting. One Hundred One The Coast Guard C ' uttt-r Hear, which had arri L-(l ai I ' nalaska t.) assist in the relief work, joined the L ' luihja ' s crew and worked as one liody. While engaged in the work of aiding the stricken population, the Coniiiiandmg Officer of the I ' lialga was himself stricken with the dreaded disease, hut fortunately recovered within a short time. Along the end of the tirst week in Tune, the situation at Unalaska and at Dutch Harhor had greatly improved. Forturatelw things had taken a turn for the hetter, for a message received from Akutan advised that conditions at that village were critical, thirty-three women and children heing down with the disease. Another message stated that mo.st of the tuitives at Port lleiden were dead and that the few remaining were down with the influenza and in destitute circum.stances. It was also reported that the inhal)i- tants i l si.x villages in the locality of Xushagak River District were sulT ' . ' ring sexerely from the disease. The Coast Guard Cutter I ' lialj a proceeded to Dill- ingham. Alaska, to continue the relief work. On arrival it was found that in the hospit. ' il at that ])lace thirt_ - perstjus were suffering of influenza. ;uid that in the outlaying sections of the village .500 more were stricken : also, that in tb.e small town there were 100 orphans. These ])ersons were atiorded niedica ' treatment and rendered such other assistance as was within the power of the relief party to afford. The homeless children were taken in charge and accommodations ohtained for them. A detail from the Coast Guard Cutter Uiialga was sent to the settlement at Coffee Point, nearhy, where the di.sease had attacked a large number of the inhabitants. In addition to affording medical treatment to the v ' ctims, bodies were Inn-ied and a number of starving dogs, who were feeding on the bodies, were shot. A partv. headed by Captain Dodge, of the I ' liahia. visited Xushagak and found that practically the entire adult population had been wiped out liv the disease. The sufferers that remained were given medical treatment and aided in every way jiossible. In this town twelve orphan children, entirely without pro- tection, were picked up by the relief party and arrangements made to send them to Dillingham, where the ' could obtain accommodations. A numlier of other t(jwns and settlements in this section were visited by the cutters ' reb.ef parties, at all of which places many natives were found suffering of influenza. At each place visited, orphans were taken in charge by the relief party. A detail of the UnaUja made a trip into the ' ood River district for the purpose of treating the sick and aiding the destitutes. At one of the settlements visited, the entire popu- lation had died, and the native dogs were stripping their bones. The remains were gathered u]) and buried. These dogs, as ferocious as wolves, promptly attacked the visitors, but before they had done them any injury, the members of the party jnit an end to the starving animals. The tory of Ashton ' s sled trip of iTiO miles to Ca]5e Prince of Whales into the trackless waste of the Xorth country to minister to the stricken liskimos, is a story of hardship and i)riva- tion, of steadfa.st ])erseverence in battle with the elements, a story of triumph over death itself in the face of almost insuperable difficulties, for .Ashtf)n ' s ai:!pear- ance among the natives with medicine and a knowledge of nursing was undoubt- edly instrumental in saving scores of lives. Had it not been for the invaluable One II 1111,1 ml T:cn aid extendeil l)v the Coast Guard to this stricken and benighted peoiile it is doubtful whether, in most of the towns where the disease was prevalent, there would have been a trace of the population left. Tlae Rescue of the Whaler Crews By the Coast GiionI Cutter Bear Althout h the Bear had just returned from a six months ' cruise in Arctic waters, she was prepared, fitted out, and sailed from Seattle, Washington, Novem- ber 27, 1897, just three weeks from the date of her arrival from the North. " Ten months later she returned again to Seattle bringing four crews of wrecked whalers, and having fully accomplished all the iiurposes of the expedi- tion without loss or accident of any kind. " Behind these few eloquent words, is hidden a remarkable story of endurance, braverv and perseverance. The ice had long since closed in on the Arctic Ocean. The Bear could not get even near the mouth of the ' ukon. She had to land the three daring of cers of the Cutter with a small quantity of supplies at an Indian village near Cape ancou -er on Nelson Island, and then hurry away to keep from being crushed to pieces l)y the ice. From that point these officers travelled by dog and reindeer sled for one thousand five hundred miles, over snow covered mountains, down the frozen Yukon River to the coast, along the shore of the frozen ocean, across more moun- tains, over lilizzard swept arms of the sea — and all the time living off what little the country produced in the way of foods, obtaining fur skins for clothing from an occasional native village, ami at the same time they drove a herd of more than four hundred reindeer which they used for food, and with which X w kept alive the destitute whalers after they arrived at Point Barrow, Alaska, until the Bear reached there, the middle of the following summer. Quoting from Lieutenant Jarvis ' s own written account of the trip from his diarv. it is necessary to add that the sch(.ioners whose crews were saved were the Rosario. Ncivport, Fearless. Jennie Xaz-areli. and the Behedere. which were wrecked in the ice near Point Barrow. Lieutenants Jarvis and Bertholf of the Cutter Bear together witl: Surgeon Call went ashore from the Bear at Vancouver on December 16. 1897. and imme- diately began their terrible overland journey. He writes: " January 17 — There was still no change in the weather but bundling up as well as possible under conditions, and taking extra precautions for the protection of our faces, we started soon after daylight. Fifteen degrees below was almost more than one could stand in such a blizzard, but time was too precious to lose any more of it. and as we had come into the countrv to travel, One Hundred Tlirec I felt we must get along somehow, and it required all our efforts to keep them from turning tail to the wind and going out to sea. As we had to be very car eful, our progress was slow ; to lose anj ' one in such a storm might mean serious results. We had to make the next village ahead, some 35 miles away, for it was out of the question to pitch the tent in that wind. Tramping along beside the sleds and beating ourselves to keep warm, there were times when we anxiously looked for the protection of the mountains near Cape Nome. In the middle of the day we could see the sun, a red ball through the driving snow, but everything on a level was a winding, blinding sheet. As we worked on. seeing nothing, buffeted about by the fierce gusts, it seemed as if we would certainly pay dearly for our temerity, and even Mikkel, the stolid Lapp, swore that nothing would ever induce him to start out in such a blizzard again. In the afternoon the wind suddenly lulled, and we found ourselves under the lee of Cape Nome. We now breathed easier, and several hours later made our camp at the village of Kebethluk, on the west side of the cape. " The above extract from the diary of Lieutenant Jarvis is l)ut one day ' s adventures picked at random by the writer. The Coast Guard rescue crew after having suffered many hardships and privations, on March 29 arrived at Point Barrow where they found the crews of the doomed whalers huddled together in a camp and scarcely alive from the privations they had undergone. The rescue crew of the Coast Guard afforded relief to the crews of the whalers until the arrival of Spring, when the Bear was able to force a passage through the ice to Point Barrow, where she picked up the crews and brought them safely into Seattle, where she arrived on September 13, 1898. In her fifty years of experience the Bear has performed thousands of acts of mercy to the crews of whalers, white trappers, and natives alike. The log books of this notable vessel contain many thrilling instances, showing the untold hardships her men must have endured in accomplishing the humanitarian work in the far North, but the Bear has never failed in any mission, and true to the motto of the Coast Guard " Semper Paratus ' ' (Always Ready), she has " carried on " in a most jiraiseworthy manner. While the Cutter is in the Arctic regions she is judge, jury and clergyman. An incident of a recent voyage was the return of an Eskimo maiden to Nome as a witness against a young Eskimo who, having murdered a fellow Eskimo and a missionary, ventured forth to set up an empire of the Eskimos. The commander of the Cutter holds court, performs marriage ceremonies, and conducts funeral services ; and the crew aid the schools, attend the sick, and perform other numer- ous errands of mercy. During the Spanish influenza outbreak in the frozen regions of the North in 1918, the officers and crew of the Bear together with the ship ' s surgeon accom- plished wonderful results. They cared for the sick, buried the dead, and in many cases deprived themselves of the necessities of life to provide for the helpless natives. One Hundred Four Ill one year alone, this venerable old cutter cruised more than 16.000 miles, and since the time she was first sent North until she was taken out of commission it is estimated that she had traveled over 1,000.000 miles in carrying out her humanitarian work. Six Coast Guard cutters were sent to Europe shortly after war was declared These vessels were assigned to escort duty, convoying merchant vessels from the British Isles to the Mediterranean countries. Convo}- No. 62 was a typical freight convoy from the United Kingdom to the Mediterranean. Leaving Milford Haven April 16th, 1918, the 24 freight ships were accompanied for some 36 hours bv the usual " home escort " ' of several gunboats and other small craft to conduct the convoy through the supposedly more dangerous waters contiguous to the British Isles. Thereafter the Coast Guard Cutter Sciicca was the sole protection of the big convoy until some twenty-four hours from Gibraltar, when she was joined by the " Gibraltar Escort " of some six gunboats and other small craft. The circuitous route and the seven knots speed of the freighters made the trip one of some nine days ' duration. The Gibraltar escort joined on the night of April 23rd and the Scucca took station astern of the con ' oy, flanked on the starboard quarter by His Majesty ' s (Gunboat) Coicslip, and on the port c|uarter l)y H. M. S. Chrysanthemum. The Seneca ' s responsibility was now greatlv reduced and there was a grateful sense of relaxation throughout the ship. At 8:30 p. -M., Aj)ril 24th, the vigilant masthead lookout of the Chrysanthemum sighted a German submarine beneath the surface making stealthy approach to the convoy. The Chrysanthciinim attacked at once with depth charges and pre- sumably sunk the submarine. The explosion of each succeeding detonation shook the Seneea and filled each officer and man with the ardent hope that " Fritz " was receiving the finishing stroke. The night of April 24th-25th was rainy and irarticularly thick. At 2:45 . . M. the convoy was some thirty-five miles from Gibraltar, and the zigzagging courses of the Seneca and Coii ' sUp. in keeping station ofif convo ' , had brought the vessels close together. . loud explosion in the vicinity of the Coti ' slip shook the Seneca throughout and instinctively the general alarm was sounded bringing all hands to battle stations. It was immediately observed that the Co7i. ' s!ip was completely disabled and doomed. The hissing of imcontrolled steam, and occasional cries in the darkness made a vivid impression, not to be mistaken or forgotten. Nevertheless, even in her death agony. IjuU dog tenacity ])revailed on l)oard the British vessel. She One Hundred Five fired a shot at tin- suhniariiie ' s conning; tower, of which thc- could catch only a fleeting ,s,diiii]isc in tjic darkness. Their depth charf es were promptly secured on " salely " td |ireMiit ex|il(ision when the vessel should finally sink. She then sig- nalled a warnini f to the approachint, ' Seneca " Look out for submarine near us! " Their ahnej ation of self and consideration for an allied vessel, under the cir- cumstances, were surely worthy of the highest traditions of the Sea. Ihdugli sul)sei|Uently modified, convoy orders, then extant, forbade stoii])ing to rescue sur i - irs : this because exjierience had shown that the rescuing vessel was thus making ;i target for the next toi-jiedo. The (iininiaiiding ( )tticer of the Sriiecii had often pnnilered over these orders, f(irt-M-cing such an emergency. The Law of the Sea was .)l ler and better ' - ' Stab- lisluil than either llriti h (ir .American convo - orders. ( ) er twenty years in the Ciiasl ( luard with the primary duty of saving Hfe. could nut be immediatelv dis- carded. l ' " ,ither the rescuing vessel would herself be torpedoed or she would rescue the ur iv(]r.-. In the first instance there would be no one left to court martial. and in the .second instance the disobedience would be condoned. He chose to obey the Law of the Sea. The Seneca made a zigzag circle about the sinking Cozi ' slip in a brief search for the submarine, then lowered her surfboat with picked oars- men under the able management of Lieutenant F. W. Brown, L ' nited States Coast Guard, who was afte ' rwards to render such distinguished service in the rescue of the snrvi -ors of the British S. S. Queen and in attempts to salve the British Collier Il ' elhniitoii. There was the confused sea, characteristic of the entrance of the .Straits with its strong current: there was intense darkness and rain. The Cowslip with her back broken, and l)ow ]ioiiite(l uinvard until a ])i)rti()n of the keel was ex]iosed. threatened to turn turtle at an ' time, and earr - down the rescuing boat with all hands. T(j approach this bow and receive the men one at a time as they C(nild slide down a line. re(|uired a degree of boatmanship on one side and a degree of discipline on both sides that was marvelous. British naval traditions and United States Coast Guard seamanship were both tried in the balance and found not wanting. Without the slightest confusion a boat load was taken off and the departing boat was cheered with the .song " Good Bye. " The Seneca in the meantime had taken on board the occupants of a boat that the Cote.v hafl been able to lower, remanned this boat with Seneca men in charge of her alile I ' Soatswain V. W . Patterson, and had sent it for more survivors. This boat took the surf boat ' s ] lace olT the how of the Cowslip and safely recei -ed another load. The surflioat stood well cK;ir of the Cowslip, signalled her ])osition with spotlight, was ai.iijnjached and relieved of her precious cargo hr the Seneca, and then hastily returned to the Ci 7eslip for others. Would the doomed -esse] ri-main long enough afloat fur transfer of the remainder? It was a question lirst of minutes, then (jf seconds. The liiial plunge before this was accomi)lislie I wnnid almost inevitably swamp any boat .iliingside. and carrv down its occu])ants with the survivors still on board. Xe ertheless the men were undis- mayed by its awful position and again the - slid intd the boat in jierfect order. " Can you take any more? " was the in(|uiry from aliove. " llnw immy are left? " was the reply. " Three " came the ;m er from alimc ' " Come on. " wa the One Hundred Six next (inlcT, and the m-crladt-n huat l)arely cleared the ship ' s side when the Cozvslip pktnged beneath the waves. Two iif the last three were the survivinn: officers; the last to leave, needless to say. was the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Com- mander S. R. Lane, R. X. The Seneca ' s boat officer wearing only his pajamas and pistol, handled the steering oar with men literally interlacing their bodies al:)0Ut his legs to find room in the stern sheets of the boat. With the survivors aboard, the Seneca proceeded to Gibraltar. Seventy-nine men and two officers were saved ; all on board the Coti. ' .f ; ' except those killed by the explosion. Five officers asleep in the ward- room and one enlisted man, the wardroom steward, were instantly killed. The Commanding Officer and the (Officer of the Deck, both on the bridge, were the only ones of the commissioned personnel who escaped. Mien not receiving survivors, the Seneca zigzagged and turned erratic circles at full speed in the vicinity to confuse the aim of the expected torpedo. Depth charges which the Seneca ordinarily freely used to discourage any nearby sub- marine, were in part ])rohibitetl on this occasion, because the shock would surely sink the Co ' tcsllp at once. .Appro.ximately half the urvivors ])r(.)ved to be clad only in night clothes and the fortitude exhilMtecl, in the rain and raw weather, would indicate that the older and better traditions of the sea still survi -ed. anfi that iron ships do not neces- sarily produce men of baser material. Breakfast hour had just arrixed when the S eneca made fast to the wharf at Gibraltar. A moment later they were greeted by the British Commander in Chief, ' ice Admiral Heathcote Grant, who, unheralded, climbed over the rail without waiting for the gangway. His first words were, " You saved them all, just what I would expect of the U. S. A. " It was a spontaneous and rare tribute. M 1 --. t ' hmtiB ' Tiii- M The dcstroxcr SUA]] ' i.-illi the Cadcl Practice Squadron in Spain. 102S RETURN TO RESEARCH DEPAflTMENT WARNER BROS. One Hundred Sczen I ' The Interniatioiiial Ice Patrol Conducted by tin- I ' liiti ' d States Coast Guard Each year, when people on ashore are thinking of laying aside their winter wraps, on the first appearance of spring weather, two vessels of the United States Coast Guard quietly sail from the coast of the United States for the dreariest and stormiest place on the globe, the iceberg laden waters ofi ' the Banks of Newfoundland, for the purpose of patrolling those waters, locating icebergs, and warning transatlantic steamships of the presence of icebergs near the steamship lanes. This service is extremely arduous and. at times a hazardous one, and it is performed continuously from the middle of March until the first, or even the middle of July. Regardless of weather conditions, the patrol cutters frequently heave to in the vicinity of a berg and drift with it for days. ]jlotting its position bv astronom- ical observations, determining the direction in which it is drifting, its rate of drift, and observing the character of the marine fauna and flora in its vicinity. Nothing is allowed to interfere with this work and blow high or blow low, clear sky, rain, fog or mist, warm or cold " , the work of observation and warning goes regularly on until the warm weather of the advancing summer and the jirogress northward of the northern boundary of the Gulf .Stream remove the berg menace till the following spring. This important work of the Coast Guard is performed in accordance with the provisions of the convention of the International Conference on the Safety of Life at Sea, which was signed at London, January 20, 1914. Tlli conference was the outcome of the sinking of the transatlantic steamship Titanic, with aiijial- ling loss of life, while on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, as the result of striking an iceberg in the night of April 14. 1912. Icebergs and derelicts had for many years prior to this been the dread of transatlantic navigators passing through the steamship lanes near the Grand Banks, but initil the disaster to the Titanic, nothing had been done toward the establishment of means for gviarding traffic against this danger. As a result of the International Conference, the Uriited States was asked to undertake the management of the ice ])atrol and thi duty, among the many, naturally fell to the Coast Guard. Icebergs ha ' e their soiu ' ce in the glaciers of Greenland, which countrw witli the exception of a small strip of its southern coast line, is cinipletelv cnxered with a heavy ice cap. The annual snowfall on this ice cap. though not excessive, represents a large amount when one considers that there is little ur no melting of the snow due to the sun ' s rays in the Arctic regions. This causes ;i constant increase of the ice sheet, and the large glaciers are continually working olT slowly toward the sea, in the lines of the lea.st resistance. Some of these icebergs are over 1600 feet long, 800 feet wide. 400 feet high, and 3600 feet dee]), and .-is they drift silently through the seas in clear weatlu-r. foggy weather, dav and nigiit. giving no warning of their presence, the_ - constitute a real menace to sbi])plng. One Hundred Eight One patrol vessel is always at sea during the period when the icebergs approach the transatlantic steamship lanes, and remains there until they cease to be a menace to shipping. The patrol vessels, besides rendering a service to humanity, collect data which will be useful in predicting the direction and set of the Labra- dor Current and of the Gulf Stream during the dangerous spring period, and determine the character and drift of the flow of ice. They make many tests of the sea water for salt content, keep a record of sea temperatures, and make many other oceanographic observations. The Coast Guard cutters on patrol send, at regular intervals, broadcast warnings by radio of up-to-the-minute information of the position of bergs in the danger area, and supply particular information relative to the presence of icebergs and other dangerous obstructions to all vessels applying for the same, and direct shipping how to proceed to avoid these dangers. The value of this service of the Coast Guard to shipping in general, and to the many thousands of those who annually cross the Atlantic Ocean, cannot be estimated. Passengers enjoying the comforts of travel, all unconscious of danger or of the anxieties of the master of the ship, never know that their safety may have been due to a wireless message from a Coast Guard cutter, reporting the dangers directly in the track of the ship, and that a slight alteration of the course, in response to the warning, may have meant the ditTerence between safety and disaster. " don ' t think much of a man z ' ho is not iciscr today than lie tvas yesterday. " Abraham Lincoln Derelicts — the ghostly objects which were once ships and which are now neither afloat nor sunk — objects that drift with the winds and the currents over the seven seas, a continual menace to those who go down to the sea in ships. The derelict prior to the advent of the floating mines was one of the greatest dangers to the navigator — even greater than the iceberg. The iceberg is much larger, and is more apt to tear the bottom out of the unfortunate ship which may run against it ; but the iceberg gives warning of its presence, by a decided fall in the temperature of the atmosphere, a heavy mist, and a calming of the waves. The iceberg can be seen by sharp eyes practically always, except on dark nights and during foggy weather, and the iceberg is rarely seen outside of clearly defined ocean paths. The derelict, however, may have her masts broken off, may be so low in the water, and may be showing only such a small portion of her hull above the surface that even the best of lookouts would fail to see her on a dark night or on a foggy day. The derelict gives no warning of its presence, and may be floating in any of the oceans from the South Seas to the Arctic and from the China Sea to the Mediterranean. It is here today and gone tomorrow : as if animated bv some restless spirit, the derelict wanders over the wide ocean impelled bv wind, wave, and current. One Hundred Nine The I ' liited States Govcriiiiieiit has dcsigiiait ' d nne of its agencies to hunt ildwn and send to rest the uneasy remains of what once were ships in order that (ither slii])s may remain aHve. That agency is the United States Coast Guard. Tlie seagoing cutters of the Coast Guard, in addition to the duty of enforcing our maritime laws, devote a large portion of their time to assisting vessels in distress. ;nid in clearing the seas of dangers to navigation, such as derelicts. Experience and knowledge have evolved certain rules to follow, and the hunt for derelicts is l)v no means a haphazard operation. The derelict is not .-ilways funnd in the ])osition where it was last reported. The cutter estimates liow far and in what direction the derelict will have drifted during the time it takes the cutter to reach the locality and then proceeds to the new position as cal- culated, and even then rarely finds the prize, as sudden storms and changes of wind and ocean currents all combine to cau.se it to drift in other directions. Usually the hunt is commenced from the calculated j)osition, and bv a series of zig-zag, or rectangular courses, the cutter covers a large area, continuing the search for as nuich as ten days or two weeks, traveling slowly at night or during ;i fog when visibility is low. Often the cutter travels on courses similar to the lines of a s])iral spider web, increasing or diminishing the distance between the lines of travel according to the clearness of the atmosphere. Men are stationed aloft on the masts with ])owerful telescopes continually, and all floating objects are rejiorted Ijy them. Passing vessels are communicated with, and the cutter ' s radiomen are always on the alert to make inquiry of nearby vessels, which though too far away to be seen, can be communicated with by radio. Derelicts have been reported by vessels which when found by the cutters had persons on board. An instance of this nature happened when in the track of the Transatlantic liners, in February, 1911, a derelict was reported by a vessel. The Coast Guard cutter Androscutjyin w;is despatched to the locality, and after a search of a week found not a derelict, but an American fishing vessel which had encountered a series of storms losing her masts and sails, with eighteen fishermen on board. Those eighteen men, six weeks overdue at their home port, had been struggling to travel the three hundred miles to the nearest land, using only a remaining small sail and a stump of a mast as motive power, and fighting storm after storm in the dead of winter. The men and their would-be derelict were taken to the nearest ]iort on the American Coast by the cutter, and great was the rejoicing at the homes of the fishermen who had been given up as lost. Tlic zvorld is a luok ' uui i Iass. ami (ii: ' cs back to d ' cry iiuiii flic rcth ' ction of liis 01CII face. J ' roii ' ii at it. and it in turn ti ' look sourly iif on you: lauc li at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion. " William 1 I.- kepe. ce Thackeray One Hundred Ten The First Traesatlantic Flight The first Mane that ever sueeceded in erossinti the oecan ims the NC-4 Rioted by Lieut. Conidr. llhner F. Stone. U. 5. C. C carl in 1919. Since that tiwc, after it iC ' ».t shoivn that the feat was pos. iblc. and ivith the many great improvements in aviation, quite a ieiv others have succeeded in crossinii the ocean by air. The foUozving is from Lieut. Conidr. .Stone ' s ozcn aecunnt of the flight. The three boats, NC- , NC-3 and XC-4 when ready for the Atlantic flight. each weighed between 28,000 and 28,500 pdunds. — twice the tonnage of an - useful sea plane built up to this time. They were designed to fly across the ocean and combat submarines and surface craft with the bombs they carried, but he war ended before they could be used for this purpose. The ]M-inciple characteristics of these boats were: ability to land and take off iin seas where no other flving boat could survive: fly at 75 knots, and cruise for 1400 nautical miles. Being 45 feet in length, by 10 feet beam, there was ample room to stow 1800 gallons of fuel, a crew of six, and a radio compass rigged inside the hull. The capacity of the AT ' .s- was not small; the NC-l made a flight in November, 1918, carrying 51 persons: — this record stood for several years. The power plant con- sisted of four Liberty motors, three tractors and one pusher, a total of 1600 B.H.J ' . Even in the rough air that was encountered, one pilot could keep control. The route to Europe was chosen via the Azores, instead of the direct flight to Ireland, which would necessitate fueling at sea under doubtful conditions. Some serious consideration was given to de])ending on a following wind across the North Atlantic, making Ireland in one flight, but the uncertainty of being pushed by a fair wind to the extent of 500 miles ruled out this plan. Each boat was put in commission with a crew of si.x, — a commanding officer, two ]: ilots, one radio operator, an engineer officer, and an assistant engineer. The NC-4 had only about four hours in the air as a " shake-down " cruise before she left Rockaway on 8 May, 1919. The A C-4 was forced down in the first leg of the flight about 75 miles East of Cape Cod, due to a broken connecting rod, and taxied to Chatham Air Station, then in command of Lieutenant P. B. Eaton, U. S. C. G. There a new engine was installed. Delayed by gales, the next leg was made on 11 May, to Halifax, where the steel propellers were found to be cracked due to vibration. Oak propellors were installed, and Trepassey Bay was made the following day. A wait for a westerly wind delayed sailing from Trepassey until 6:09 p. m., 16 May, when all three NC ' s got underway for the Azores. Getting out of Tre- passey was considered the most difficult part of the flight, as they needed about two miles run to take off with the 4,000 pound overload — and it did happen that one of the NC ' s was forced outside the harbor before she took the air. To get weather information, and to eliminate chances of loss of life on the Atlantic, a destroyer was stationed every 50 miles on the track. These were readily picked up, as star shells were used at night, tmtil at a point about 300 One Hundred Eleven miles from Corvo. wlien fog and rain stiualls so reduced the visibility that nothing was sighted until we looked down through a break in the fog at the surf on the south shore of Flores. It may be that some of us had worried about our position up to this time, but all hands certainly enjoyed making the landfall. Taking departure from Flores, Horta was picked up on time, and having fog all around us, we were all pleased to land in the bight between Fayal and Pico. We moored the A ' C-4 in the harbor of Fayal and were guests aboard the U. S. S. Colli inhhi. While sti)rm-l)ound in Horta, we heard that the A ' C-1 and NC-3 were miss- ing, a circumstance to be expected with such weather. Meeting fog West of the Azores, the three ships did three different things : the NC-3 landed Southwest of Pico; the A ' C-l landed Northwest of Corvo to await clear weather; while the NC-4 held her course and made port. The remaining facts are these: the NC-l sank after her crew was taken off ; the NC-?i sailed astern in a gale 205 miles in 52 hours, arriving in Ponta Delgada. The crew of the NC-3 experienced what no other crew has — and lived to tell about it ; seamanship and endurance brought this ship into port. She was damaged to the exteiit that made further flights impossible. The flights to Lisbon and Plymouth, England, were without difficulties, although we landed in the Mondego River, Portugal, for repairs to a leakv water- jacket. This delay made it advisable to stop over night in Ferrol, Spain. Arriving at Plymouth, England, we left the NC-4 to be dismantled and sent home. As an experience, this flight and the preparations for it, was of great value to all of us, and each man considered himself fortunate to have taken part in showing the possibilities of Marine Aviation, and safe flying over the high seas. Alt officer should be the soul of tact, patience, justice, finmiess. and charity. No meritous act of a subordinate should escape his attention or be left to pass without its reward, if even the reuvrd be only one word of approval. Conversely, he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate, though, at the same time, he should be quick and unfailing to distinguish error from malice, thought- lessness from incompetency, and Zi ' cll-nicant shortcoming from heedless or stupid blunder. As he should he uiiiz ' crsal and impartial in his rewards and approz ' al of merit, so should he be judicial and unheiiding in his punishment or reproof of misconduct. John Paul Jones Doubt whom you rvill. but never yourself. One Hundred Twch ' e Just sm Imcidemt Along the Coast Tin- Lifc-Sai ' iiiQ Scrzricc of the I ' nilcd Slates lias Ioih ago zvoii its sufrcmacy over kindred institutions of the earth, and its achiez ' eniexts and brilliant snceesses hai ' e earned the praise of all the ciz-Uized zcorld. In less than fifty years it has sazrd from the fierils of the sea almost tzvo hundred thousand lives. To this sei-z ' iee. lum ' a part of the Coast Guard, the follozfing incident, an extract from the story hv Oliver M . Maxaiii, is merely part of a day ' s zvork. The sea — insatiable, with its angr)% engulfing, all-devouring waters — from time beyond reckoning swallowing up property and life exceeding human estimate. Fire — insidious, stealthful, creeping, licking and lapping with its red-flamed tongue bursting into a spectacle of savage grandeur. A sea on fire — an inferno which the mind refuses to comprehend. The skies, the earth, the seas and underseas were witnessing the invasion of terrible engines of destruction. Commerce, that mighty messenger of mutuality among nations, was halting at the ports of the world looking out upon the for- bidden seas. The peoples of the world were in the throes of the mightiest conflict history had ever known. The ploughshare had been beaten into the sword. The energies of men and nations had turned from the pursuits of jieace and produc- tion and were being sacrificed in the thraldom of war. War. War, the language of the sword ! Such was the situation in the world when the British steamship Mirlo , an oil tanker of nearly 7.000 tons burden, with a cargo of gasoline and a crew of fifty-two men, met her fate oft ' Wimble Shoal Buoy, on August 16, 1918. The Mirlo was six days out and, barring mishaps, would have been in port in less than another twelve hours, but the edict of war had decreed otherwise. At 4 :,iO in the afternoon of the date mentioned, the lookout of the Coast Guard Station, situated about twenty-five miles north of the dreaded Hatteras, observed a huge volume of water suddenly spout into the air just as the stern of a passing steamer which was heading in a northerh ' direction, about seven miles east by south of the station, and apparently crash down on the steamer ' s after deck. Following this, great clouds of dense, black smoke were seen to issue from that part of the vessel. The steamer continued on her way for a few minutes, when she swung around for the beach and then, as if uncertain as to her course, headed staggeringly oftshore. Flames were now observed to be breaking through the smoke and the cannonading of heavy explosions was heard. At the first sign of trouble, the lookout reported the circumstance to the keeper in command of the station, who instantly summoned his crew and started for the beach with the power surf boat. The wind was blowing about twenty-five miles from the northeast, and a rough, strong sea was running onshore. The little craft was shoved into the surf and six hardy, fearless lifesavers vaulted into her and started for the burning steamer, pushing the engine for all she was worth. When about five miles oftshore, they met one of the steamer ' s boats which had put oft ' with the master and sixteen men. The master stated that his vessel had been torpedoed One Hundred Thirteen hv a suhiiiariiu ' ; that tile explosicms which fullowal had SL-t his ship on hre and that twu (jthc-r huats, one of which had capsized, had also put otT with the remaining members of his crew and were then somewhere in the neighborhood of the stricken vessel. After directing the master what position to take and hold at sea. and cautioning hini. by no means, except as a last resort, to attempt a landing through the surf — always full of peril to the untrained in the broken waters — but to await their return, the Coast Guard men sped on to the scene of trouble. Reaching the neighborhood of the steamer a terrifying spectacle calcu- lated to daunt the stoutest hearts spread out before their eyes. " Xo mortal toiujuc could hope coiwc The fury of the fearful fray. " h was a picture of hell broken loose belching the infernal elements of its pent-u]i wrath onto the bosom of God ' s green, eternal sea. The Prince of Dark- ness rode the wave, flanked by all his diabolic myrmidons. The explosions had ripped o]x ' n the steamer ' s compartments, converted her into a veritable roaring furnace and sent her cargo of oil and gasoline over the sides in tumbling cataracts of lire, to be spread over the neighboring waters in an archipelago of flame and smoke. These islands of terror were scattered over a wide area. One of them was an acre of solid fire, with the flames rising five hundred feet high. Added to the turmoil of this concourse of fire and water, was the wreckage from the steamer which had now gone down. Here was a job, as Joe Lincoln would say, that " a common chap would shirk. " Dut_ - with a Coast Guard man knows no fear. Somewhere in that pandemonium there are thirty-five men and they must be saved if it be humanly possible to save them. This was the single thought of the life-savers. It is no jiart of a Coast Guard man ' s job to halt at the daiiger line, l- ' ighting the sea in all its moods is an everyday occurrence with Coast Guard men Init fighting a sea on fire is another kind of business. We are wont, the eye is pleased, to look upon the wave, watching it rise to its crest afar and speed on like a phalan.x of sportful, fluttering, white-winged gulls, but when the great slick of the sea spreads out into a lake of fire and the feather-plumed crest is transformed into darting, .staggered tongues of flame, -with helpless human beings amidst it all, crying and moaning with pain and fear, the scene is translated into one of horror and revulsion fr(]m which the eye and mind recoil. Nothing daunted, unafraid, unconquerable, not wincing in the " fell clutch of circumstance, " these pleiads of the beach set out in this inferno of fire, lilazing oil, and thrashing wreck stufif, to the rescue of the sailors not yet accounted for. Cruising on the outer fringe of the lire they sighted, as the smoke cleared away for an instant, an overturned boat with six men clinging to it, listening to the voice of death. The moment called for action and speedy, determined action at that. By the utmost alertness and skill the Coast Guard men ran their boat through the floating wreckage and fire and wave, and were .soon alongside the unfortunate sailors, who were lifted into the rescuing boat. " Safe in the lifeboat, sailor " — music, whose sweet cadences put the troubled soul at peace. One Hundred I-iuoiccn Had the rescuers ' arrival lieen delaxed inanv nionients, the sailors imist cer- tainly have ])eri hed. fcir they had just alxiut reached the limit of human endur- ance. They told the Coast Guard men that tliev had to dive under the water time after time, to save themselves from lieing burned to death. They also stated that they had been forced to witness ten of their shijmiates. who put oil from the steamer in the boat with them, loosen tlieir hnkl, one I)y one, on the upttu ' ned boat, sink and disajijiear forever in the liurning sea. ' ictims of these conspiring gods — hre and water. What a death ! The work of the C ' oast (iuard men was not yet finished. There were still nineteen men unaccountetl for and the - must lie found. Cruising around in the search, a greater distance from the locality of the wreck, the boat with the nine- teen men was finally overhauled. It was drifting aimlessly with wind and sea, totally unmanageable, burdened dangerously low by its human freight and likely to go into the trough of the sea and capsize at any moment. Getting a line to this boat and taking it in tow, the Coast Guard men turned shoreward, seeking the place whither they had directed the master ' s boat to proceed and await their return. Thev found the master ' s boat at anchor in the quieter water outside the shore surf. Peril, however, still lay between the rescuers and .sailors before their objective, the land, might be reached. Xight had come on and it was black. The clouds spread their vast curtain over the scene, shutting out " the sentinel stars that set their watch in the sky. " The wind had freshened, kicking u]) a rough sea and turning the water inshore into a turbine of breaking waves. The job was by no means finished, for the ugly surf, always a menace, had to be reckoned with. But there was no such thing as waiting for more favorable conditions. The sailors were burned and bleeding and the Coast Guard men as well were suiTering from the injuries they had incurred. The entire company was a sorry looking lot of men, blackened almost beyond recognition. The two ship ' s boats were anchored about 600 ards oiT the beach and as many men as could be carried with safety were taken into the station surf boat for the first trip shoreward. She ran for the beach and superior surfmanship carried her safel - over the breakers to her goal. The crew of a neighboring station were on hand to lend as,sistance. They rushed into the water, grasped the gunwales of the rescuing boat and with a mighty pull fetched her up on the sandy beach beyond the danger of the pursuing waves. This done, the surf boat put ofT for another load. Four times this venture was repeated and all the survivors of the steamer ' s crew, fortv-two men, were landed, happily without accident. ' hat glory shines grander than thi.s? As fast as the sailors were brought ashore they were carried by service teams to the stations, where they were given succor, shelter, clothing, and such first-aid attention as their condition required. Hundreds of the inhabitants of the region gathered on the shore and intently, prayerfully, and tearfully watched the unfolding of this frightful drama. Among them were mothers, wives, and children of the Coast Guard men. They could see but little hope for the return of their loved ones out there on the sea battling with flame and wave : but calm resignation j)revailed. for the families uf Coast One Hundred Fifteen Guard mL n, like the men tliemselves, are inured to the vicissitudes and uncer- tainties of the hazardous work of the serxice and leap beyond, by some divine instinct, all selfish possession when human life is in the Ijalance. The British government, through its ambassador at Washington, forwarded to the government of the United States, to be delivered to the Coast Guard men participating in this rescue, gold medals for gallantry and humanity in saving life at sea, awarded by the King, together with a silver cup awarded by the Board of Trade of London to the officer in charge of the boat ' s crew. " Trifles iinikc perfection — But perfection is no trifle. " Micliael An gel o Smkaiag of the Tsimpa Four long years had passed since the first fiame of destruction sprang forth. The ships of the Allies were constantly plying back and forth in the frantic endeavor to supply the fighting armies with food and munitions. The enemy was in her last throes — her only chance lay in the severing of the Allied supply chains — and her only strength the submarine : to track her prey, single the strag- gler from the flock, and strike her blow of death. To the flashing white cutter was assigned the duty of keeping the convoy together — steaming here and there constantly spying ujion the open expanse in search of the lurking danger. Her convoy safely landed, her mission completed, the Cutter leisurely plodded toward her haven, some sixty miles away. The sun slowly settled on the horizon and twilight rapidly fell. A sudden explosion ! — a rending crash ! — then silence, deep silence — . Dusk faded into dark and the stars softly wept over the moaning waves — moaning the loss of her officers and men. The record of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa had been a magnificent one. Eighteen convoys she had escorted in safety through the hazardous waters of the European coast without the loss of a single ship. Not one court had been held on board, and only one call for repairs had she made during her entire period in the war zone. Throughout her life she did her task unaided — asking nothing and giving all — and in silence she met her death. ■ ' The slialloz ' s murmur But the deeps are dumb. One Hundred Sixteen ■ SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD The principal operations of the Coast Guard during the fiscal year ending June 30. 1929. were as follows: Lives saved or persons rescued from peril 4.375 Persons on board vessels assisted 18,725 Persons in distress cared for 879 Vessels boarded and papers examined S ' 0.263 Vessels seized or reported for violations of law 2,571 Fines and penalties incurred by vessels reported $424,725 Regattas and marine parades patrolled 104 Instances of lives saved and vessels assisted 4,419 Instances of miscellaneous assistance 4,867 Derelicts and other obstructions to navigation removed or destroyed 267 Value of derelicts recovered and delivered to owners $38,200 ' alue of vessels assisted (including cargoes ) $49,128,375 Persons examined for certificates as lifeboat men 4,271 With a single exception every item represented in the foregoing statement shows an increase over the preceding fiscal year, and thus again a new record is established by the service. Fiscal rear 1915....: 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 Total (since 1915 ) . es saved or per- oiis rescued Value of vessels assisted (in- from peril 1,50 clud ' .m; cargoes) $10,927,730.00 1,216 10,509,655.00 2,153 14,960,910.00 1,250 15,198,322.00 2,081 14,762,630.00 2,417 65,479,705.00 1,621 66,260.445.00 2,954 35,346,765.00 2,792 51,436,095.00 2,462 25,316,180.00 2.484 23,335,875.00 3,037 23,017,509.00 3,313 37,801,357.00 3,983 39,479,729.00 4,375 49,128,375.00 37,645 482,961,282.00 " My deeds must be my life, zclieii I am dead my aetioiis must sf eak for me. " SXErHEN GiRARD One Hundred Seventeen Coast Guard Officers ie the World War On the moniin.i; (it April 6, 1917, a code dispatch " Plan one. Acknowledge " was sent from Washington li ' radio and land wire to every ship and shore station ill the Coast Guard. Within a few liour thereafter the entire Coast Guard passed into the naval estahlishnient as provided bv law and liegan operating as a part of the Xavy of the United States. In August and .Septeniher. 1017. 6 Coast Guard cutters left the United States to join our naval forces in European waters. Thev constituted Sc|uadron 2 of Division 6 of the patrol forces of the Atlantic fleet and were based on Giliraltar. Throughout the war they escorted hundreds of vessels betw een Gibraltar and tlte British Isles, and performed escort and patrol duty in the Mediterranean. The other cruising cutters performed escort and patrol duty in the home waters. Bermuda, Azores, Caribbean Sea, and off the coast of Nova Scotia. Nothing can be more conclusive of the professional ability of the Coast Guard officers and of the confidence that the Navy Department imposed in them than the fact that of 138 commissioned line officers of the Coast Guard, 24 commanded combatant ships of the Navy in the war zone in European waters, 5 commanded combatant ships in the patrol squadron in the Caribbean Sea, 23 commanded combatant ships on duty ofi the coast of the United States, 5 commanded large training camps, 2 commanded important air stations ; in France, 30 were assigned to duty as executive officers and navigators on naval vessels, and 4 in command of trans- ports. Officers not assigned to command duty served in practically every phase of naval activity. Officers of engineering ability and experience were urgently needed and the 70 commissioned engineer officers of the Coast Guard contributed greatly toward filling that need on transports, combatant ships overseas, inspec- tion duty, rebuilding damaged German vessels, and duty at the Navy Departrnent, Washington, D. C. The Coast Guard officers were not appointed temporarily in the Navy or in the Naval Reserve forces but served under their commissions as Coast Guard officers. Of the 223 commissioned officers in the Coast Guard during the war, 3.14% of the entire commissioned personnel met their deaths as a result of enemy action, the highest percentage of any service. The Coast Guard served as a part of the naval establishment until August 28, 1919, when it was returned to the Treasury Department by the President. there is mix apf ' ral to tlic red -blooded you ifj man of today ill a life of serfiee and adventure, -whether in peaee or in iivr, a life in ' iehieh heroism is a eomiiionf laee, and in whieh deeds of daring are a part of the day ' s leork. a (llanee at the reeord of the United States Coast Guard leill eonvinee him that there lies the opportunity he is seeking. There is no more honorable career under the flag than that of an officer in the United States Coast Cuard. " When I don ' t knoie zehether to fight or not. I alz ' ays fight. " Lord Nelson One Hundred Nineteen - „ t: 2 -i; 5 W M . z 5 ■ t : « tf w a t- " . H " SD 5 if::; o V ' l i J_ - i7 I) i I p I ••, i i r ii . i 5 tl 11 1 1 ' (Contributed:— A true ' iclurc of life ahoo-d a Coast Guard Cutter during the last days of the ' LL ' orld ' war — see tail note.) •• Yc-h! I came out of the Royal and was on my way ' cross the square to meet a jane at the Clock — one Dan ' n I ran into on the Hoe, when — . " " Pipe down! " " For God ' s sake, pipe down! " " You ' re always beefing about some skirt or other. " The stand-by gun ' s crew, siirawled about the after deck of the Seneca, were passing their watch with their usual banter and gabbing. Leaning against each of the after guns the deck lookouts gazed across the waters, probably unsee- ing, for the repetition of these same duties during the past sixteen months had dulled the expectancy of seeing a periscope in every bit of wind blown streak of white. In the crow ' s nest the heads of the high-perched watchers projected above the enveloping canvas like cabbages atop a barrel. " Ah ! Pipe down yourself, " came the reply. " This girl had class. " " The best you can get is that painted doll ' at slings suds in the Bucket o ' Blood, " was flung back at his tormentor. " Zat so ! Anyhow I don ' t flash a bit of white sugar in a tea shop for bait. " " Bait, " the first replied, " that ' s wliat a meal ashore is in England these days. Aboard ship it ' s beef, beef, beef I but Hell ' s bells, a meat card ashore can ' t git yer even that. Now when I get back to God ' s Country I ' m goin ' to order—. " " Lay ofif that menu, " interrupted Gorman. " We know it starts with oysters and winds up with pie a la mode. " " At least we eat regularly, " Gorman continued. " Those birds in the trenches would think they were at ' a banquet if they got our chow. " " Wish I ' d gone in the Army, " spoke up Prime. " There ' d been plenty of excitement. " " Yeh, " no one heard you bellyaching for more excitement when the Queen ran into a tin fish, last time down from Blighty, " said his nearest neighbor. " Me, " said Alortensen, " When I saw tha keel of the Cozi ' slip chawing up and down, trying to gobble the whaleboat at one bite, I was wishin ' I was in Flatbush. " " Say, Prime, " the speaker continued, " How ' d yer like to be standin ' , right now, on the corner ot Flatbush and Church? " And so the conversation ran on, indefinite, aimless, jumping from one subject to another, following no particular theme or trend, always in erratic tangents like the course of a darting dragon-fly. One could not be sure whether the talk was fathered by their thoughts or merely a screen to hide their inner visions. Abaft the pilot house the navigator, sextant in hand, impatiently waited to get a shot at the sun. Amidships, members of the black gang lolled about in clean dungarees. The machinist, Air. Boyce, half standing, half sitting on the fiddley, held in the crook of his left arm, a small monkey on whose face appeared a perpetual look of inquiry. A crystal gazer affixing his eyes to a quartz ball could not have been more intent than the monk as he sought the mystery of his reflection in the small mirror, tightly clutched in his tiny paw. Here and there, flat on their stomachs or backs, men slept profoundly. The months of watch One Hundred Thirty-nine f i i ip. and watcli — fdur liiiiir nn (lut - and f(inr licmrs snatc-liini; skx ' p without midue discriniinaticjn a t Siicli wt-re the scenes alwve decks cm the C ' ilT — had acciistiinied them to where they slejrt. ast Guard Cutter Sciicca on .Septeniher 17. U 18, as breasting the sHght swell she zigzagged her way to and fro across the front of her convoy. She had guarded these eighteen freighters for the ])ast three days like an old hen mothering ;i brood of chickens, scolding with flag hoists, when they lagged or failed tn maintain position. From Dale Koads. just beldw I ' eniliroke Dock. Wales, she had nursed, urged, prodded and led her charges. Her task would be finished imly when these vessels were safely moored behind (libr. ' dtar ' s encircling breakw.ater. Nearly a thousand miles of sub-infested waters still stretched before her. The horizon, the periphery of the expansive waters, encoiupassed here at its center, eighteen vessels. Nothing else was visible. Experience, howe er. had taught that the round blue sea. so innocent in its ajjpearance. could conceal beneath its shielding surface a sudden and sinister danger. In the first over- seas days it was thought the telltale periscope would be seen before a torpedo could be launched. Xow, all knew, one either saw the chalk-like wake or felt the detonation of the exploding charge before he was aware of the enemy ' s presence. Still, eyes never ceased scanning the surface, hoping to detect the foe ' s presence before he could strike. Four bells had gone. The sun, reflecting its path in such strength as to luake one squint, now moved imperceptibly towards the lueridian. The Sciicca, hav- ing traversed the face of the convoy, turned with starboard heliu and stood on the port tack. Pushed into the swell by the revolving screw, the blunt bow, as though by some cheiuical action, turned the green seas about her forefoot into a white foam and sent a re-curving wave to either side. In the fire room sw-eat-streaked figures fed the hungry furnaces. The engineroom echoed the whirrs, groans, and thum])s which translated by a knowing ear told that all was well in that department, h rom the galley, bathed in the heat of the ranges, the odor of cooking food luingled with the melodious laughter of dusky cooks. Alow and aloft, life was as usual. The business of " being at sea " to outward appearances varied but little from the usual routine life aboard ship in peace times. Excepting for those on watch. — bridge or lookout. — thoughts w-ere those of any sailor who has just made a liberty or is aliout to make one. Either that — or of home. Life is like that. . s though updrawn liy an invisible hand a coluiun of water some hundred feet in height, stood out of the sea at the very Ixiw of the llritish collier H ' c - luKjtou. . huge exclamation point that halted the trend of everv thought and charged with life each inert person who witnessed it. even liefore the thunder of the explosion could traverse the intervening distance. The irdliiu toii had been torpedoed. A single string could not have snai)ired the gun ' s crew more (|uickly to their stations. Every man was tense, thrilled at the ])rospect of combat. The veneer ' 11 One Hundred forty of civilizatiiin has chaiiijed but little the fundamental nature of man. Primitivelv and now. he is a fighting animal. Only an excuse for combat is needed. Thrusting its ugly shape from beneath the shielding seas a German L ' -boat broke surface. Water cascaded and dripped from its superstructure — the droolings of some hideous monster of the Deep, slobbering at the mouth, watching the death throes of its kill. ■ ' Range eight double zero ! Scale five zero ! Commence firing ! " Hardly had the command been barked then there streamed from the Seneca ' s after port gun a flash of lire. Those long, weary, tiresome hours of drill now bore fruit. " Up one hundred, " came the command, but before the acknowledging rei ly, " Set, " could be given, there came the order " Cease firing! " The por- poising sub, running parallel to, but in a direction opposite to that of the convoy, was in the direct line of fire to the allied steamers. In fact it was perfectly framed against the IVelUngtoii. Having seen the damage inflicted by her torpedo, the sub stood not on the order of her going but quickly submerged. With by-pass and throttle opened wide and with hard-over rudder the Seneca swung toward the enemy. Passing the spot wliere the sub had dis- appeared, a depth charge was released. Its three hundred pounds of TNT erupted the depths and sent skyward a column of water like the spoutings of some gigantic whale. Again and again, to right and left, the submerging bombs sought to tear asunder the now invisible sub. A snarling wolf dropping into a pen of grazing shee]i could not have caused greater panic than did the presence of the German underseas boat to the eighteen merchantmen. Those that had previously been unable to keep up in position through lack of speed, now outdistanced the others. Excited masters yelled their orders for speed and more speed. Like a huddling pack, the vessels seemed to converge then sheered out, fanning to all points of the compass. Many collisons were narrowly averted. Charging about, dropping those terrible eggs of destruction, the Seneca prevented the Hun from claiming another victim. The Ji ' cllington. dead in the water, rolled in the trough. AtO].) the flying bridge the moving arms of a signaller semaph(.)red this message : " Xumber one hold flooded. ' essel will remain afloat. Crew refuse to remain on fioard. " Was this valuable vessel and her much needed cargo of coal to be abandoned so readily ? Was it not possible she might be salved ? These were the thoughts that raced through the mind of the Seneca ' s navigator. Captain Wheeler, upon being requested, granted permission to attempt the saving of the collier. Alreadv the life boats of the IVcUinglon had gone down on the run. Now thev were dancing atop the waves as frantic and untrained arms swung the thresh- ing oars. Like a thing accursed the IVellington was abandoned to her fate These men who sprang in answer to the call for volunteers ! Were they the ones who were heard idly chattering but a few minutes ago ? Yes, indeed ! ' ol- unteers? They all wanted to go. Liberty, girls, food, — home even, all now were forgotten. Adventure — a probable gun fight, possibly death, was offered them, and as in every age. Youth responded. As readily as they chanced two-bits of their pa - on a roll of the dice they now staked their lives that they would win. One Hundred Forty-one " Fall in. " called the Lieutenant : then. " Vou and you and you " and so on. until seventeen men had l)cen selected. Looks of disapiiointment of the unselected contrasted sharply with the excited faces of the chosen few. Mr. William Royce the Seneca ' s warrant machinist, was selected to take charge of the engineer ' s force. Draping tlie Seneca ' s port side was a huge hemp net. U]) this scrambled the frightened Limey sailors. As their hands clutched the rail the volunteers reaching over grabbed the Englishmen by the slack of their trousers and i)ulled them, sprawling, on deck. The lifeboat, emptied of its last occupant, soon was filled with these eager Guardsmen. Was this a holiday? Forgetting their training about talking from a boat alongside, they called up to those on deck all sorts of remarks. " Don ' t worry about your girl in Blighty, Red. I ' ll take care of her. " " Hey. .Sandy! Forward my mail to the Royal. ' ' .And so on. the cocksureness of Youth belittled the danger with banter. Invarial)ly the dis- appointed ones on deck suggested, in no uncertain terms, a spot of great heat whither their tormentors might rejiair. for all they cared. The Lieutenant became aware of a voice at his side. Repetition of the boy ' s plea finally broke through the officer ' s thoughts and registered. " Please let me go? " " No, Jimmy, " the officer replied. " Aw, please. Here are your high laced boots. Sir. " Dropping to his knees Xevins assisted the officer in lacing the boots. Now astride the rail the officer faced this Irish lad with the tear filled, blue eyes. " Please let me go and sling chow for you, .Mr. lirown. " In the months and years that followed the officer has wished he had refused the boy ' s request. How much more so has his widowed mother. " All right, Nevins ; come along. " Thus did Jimmy Nevins shove ofT on his last voyage. Zip ! Barely " clearing the Lieutenant ' s head, a sack of coffee shot from above, followed by the legs and body of Russell Elam. ship ' s cook. " Mio in hell told you to come? " snapped the officer. " Who in hell told me not to. .Sir? " and in spite of the phraseology there was no lack of respect in his tone. Their pride goaded by the example before them and the looks cast in their direction, the master and a handful of the British seamen cast their lot with the Seneca ' s volunteers. With ])owerful strokes the bending ash sent the heavy lifeboat through the water. Every .stroke ate a boat ' s length from the intervening distance to the Wellington. Standing in the sternsheets the officer designated a sjjecific task to each man. ' ith ;i skill he had exhibited in those trying moments of rescuing sur- vivors from the Co7cslip and those of the Oueeii. coxswain Pedersen brought the lifeboat alongside the stricken collier. The Lieutenant and his men were aboard her with a leap, Pedersen remaining to secure the boat, while the others, seamanlike, ran to their stations. Some scrambled aloft to the crow ' s nest to watch for the lurking sub; others to the gun mounted atoji the platform on the poopdeck. The black gang dropped into the bowels of the freighter to raise steam and prejjare for getting under way. The widely scattered convoy was now all but bull down. The Seneca, some miles distant, was steaming to again round up her fieeing charges. .She One Hundred Forty-two had been iKititied tliat the irclliin toii was withcjut code Ijooks and on this account racho traffic would he rethiced to a mininmni. The ll ' clliiujloii rolled as thouf h in pain from the .iL aping wound in her forefoot. These were tense moments. Would the llun renew the attack? If so, then surely she would come to the surface and polish oil her prey by gun fire. Feverishly the ifim ' s crew piled projectiles and powder charges about the base of their lone gun. They knew that the enemy could out-range them, still, thev had a fighting chance unless shrapnel should be sent against them. Sweating bodies toiled far below the water line, raising steam. Repairs were being made to the air pump. From bridge and crow ' s nest anxious eyes questioned every foot of the sea. A periscope would have ended the uncertainty vet it would have been the forerunner of their destruction. Could it be that the very boldness of the volunteers had carried a false impression to the sub commander? Did he believe that instead of a helpless merchantman he was dealing with a " O " or " Mystery " ship? If so then indeed he needed to exercise caution. Had he but known the truth the labors of those on the collier would soon have ended. On the forward deck able hands were fashioning a huge life raft. Kegs of water, boxes of sea biscuits, and signal rockets were lashed to it. No one knew but what this improvised affair might be their final hope of surviving. Inwardly content, Jimmy Nevins ' bright blue eyes, widely ]ilanted from his upturned nose, gazed intently down the glaring sun path. Nevins, like everyone else aboard had his features concealed under a layer of coal dust. Swabbing his face v.dth a handful of greasy waste, Mr. Boyce thrust his head above the bridge companion ladder. " All ready below. Sir, " he addressed the officer. Down went the liridge telegraph to ' " half speed ahead. " The first throbs of the slowly revolving screw communicated a thrill to every member of the crew. The awakening life of the collier signallized that the first round had lieen won. Gathering way. the vessel ' s head was swtmg to a course for Brest, some three hundred and fifty miles away. " Oh the French are a wonderful race; Parlez-vous ! " The song, borne on the breeze came clearly to the bridge. " You take those Welsh .girls, now. Beef to the heels. The French ? Ooo-lada! " " Cut out that old line of yours, " came the reply, " and give us a pull on this lashing. " " Sav ! " piped up the first speaker ; " We ain ' t got no liberty blues with us. " " No, " was the rejoinder, " but what would you use for money if vou had? " " Money ! " said the first sailor, " Maybe YOU need money. I don ' t. I got personality. " " So ' s your old man, " was the illogical reply. Yes, life was coming back to normal. The taffrail log indicated a speed of seven point five knots. Success was just over the horizon. All believed the enemy had l: een cheated. Soundings One Hundred Forty-tkrcc of the forward compartments showed three and a half feet of water in numher two liold. Here the pumps held it in check. A frown settled on the Lieutenant ' s face as he noted the falling glass. Already thi- wind was stirring a hit more. .A new cause for anxiety had come into the voung commander ' s mind. His thought dweit less on the lurking sub, having been crowded out by the prophesying hand of the barometer. The sun. losing curiosity, had some time since slipped below the horizon. No longer under the sun ' s surveillance, the wind swung out of the Nor ' west with greater force, stirring the seas into restless motion. The sounding chain told of the increasing water in the holds. In order to give a full head of steam to the overworked puni]is the main engine was stop[)ed. Prospects for success were not so bright. Unless it be the Gulf of Lyons, no body of water in the world is so quick to anger as the Bay of Biscay. Like the little girl of the well known curl, it- was either ery, very good or else, horrid. Kapidl}- now it was becoming damnably horrid. Again and again an attempt was made to swing the collier ' s bow away from the hungry seas. If only a suitable sea anchor could be rigged, thought the Lieutenant. No use. The lowered bow would not fall off before the wind. A final bell, in answer to the bridge telegraph, signalled the main engine to stop. ' ' Got to keep the pumps going and hope the destroyer Jrarriiigtoii will not be too long in coming, " thought the officer. Earlier in the afternoon, while the British freighter was yet in further danger from the enemy, Russel Elam, the cook, had appeared on the bridge, clad in an immaculate white serving jacket and bearing on a tray a well cooked dinner of roast lamb, peas, potatoes, and those ever present adjuncts, bread and butter. " Your dinner, Sir, " he said to his ofificer. " Food? " The Lieutenant hadn ' t given it a thought. It seems that the business of living, preparing food, jesting, laboring, and dreaming had not been checked or disrupted l)v this change of routine. " You ' ll all get ])lenty of salvage money if you work this vessel to port, " said Mr. Donovan, the former master, to Elam. " We don ' t want no money fer this jol). We want to lick the Hun and get back to God ' s Countrv. " reiilied the cook. Nevins, through his grimed face, eyed the food which the officer had scarcely touched. " Go to it. Jimnn-, " was sufficient encouragement for the hungry youngster to turn to on the steaming food. All this had taken place shortly after the JVclllin toii had first gotten underway. Let ' s get Ixick to our story. The night, now. was black. Not a single star lent encouragement. The collier, with lowered head, trembled as her buried nose met the shock of the mounting w;ives. The seas, like drunken men, pounded at her strakes. Their spent wrath, caught by the full gale, w-ere flung in flying spray high over the bridge. The wind-thrummed rigging shrieked a falsetto, the orchestration being One Hundred Forty-four completed 1) ' the s;Toanin ; rudder as it sla])])ed hack and forth on its pintles. " Better get the lifelioat away while there is yet time, " thought the Lieu- tenant. In answer to the command, all hands were mustered abreast the lone lifeboat. " Some of you British ratings lay in her. " Grimshaw, you lay in and stand bv to unhook forward. The rest of you tumble in as soon as she is water borne. " In seamanlike manner falls were led out and taken to the gypsies. Davits were rigged out until, in a horizontal position, their heads cleared the arbor deck. " All ready for lowering? " the officers questions. " Lower away. " Hardly was the small boat water borne before the davit arms and falls swarmed with clinging figures. Another minute and they would slide down the falls to the safety of the lifeboat. That minute, however, was never granted them. Some one, fearing the boat would be flung atop the arbor deck by the back-lashing seas, cut the stern-fast. As though it was a chip, a comber carried the boat well clear of the ll i!iu( toii. Grimshaw, the only American in the lifeboat, dove overboard, j)ainter in hand and attempted to swim with it to the collier. He did not succeed and was drawn back to the steel lifeboat by means of this same painter, x n instant later the darkness, aided by the inter- vening seas, shut from view this last resort of safety for those remaining on the foundering vessel. The radio operator. L S, Mason, informed the destroyer Warrington that the sole lifeboat was adrift. Also, at the order of his officer he requested the Warrington to please hurry. The uncertainty of the Wellington ' s position made contact a difificult matter. Every fifteen minutes, from the collier ' s bridge, a rocket was sent skyward. The discharge of one of these struck full in the face of the Lieutenant. The flame scorched his flesh and singed to nothing, his eyebrows. Both hands were also badly burned. Long since, the seething waters of the forward waist had smashed the life raft, but even so, a man could not have lived a minute in that swirling hell. In the lee of the mid-ship house were huddled all the volunteers excepting the Lieutenant, Mason, and Nevins, who still remained at the side of his officer. Minutes dragged into hours. The port list, slowly increasing, caused the labor- ing hulk to return more slowly after every roll. " If Main street, Gibraltar, was Broadway, New York, " sang a voice from the darkness of the deck house. " Shut up, adenoids, " cut short the song ; then continuing, " Better wait ' till Saint Peter hands you a harp. " " Saint Peter, my eve, " some one else piped up, " them words of Kipling ' s nearer right " An the imps looked up as they pattered on the red hot flags of Hell. " " There you go again, Gorman. Suppose you ' ll be reciting ' The Shooting of Dan McGrew ' next. " " Hey, Bill. " another voice chimed in, " ' Member that song we heard in the Pig and Whistle? " Let ' s see, it started, " I think we are sometimes inclined to forget, what we owe to the puflf of just one cigarette. " " Speakin ' of cigarettes — what ' s the chance for a Gold Flake? " came from a shivering voice. " That ' s you ! Always bummin ' . Never mind, you ' ll be askin ' the Devil for a light before long, " spoke a deeper voice from the edge of the group. One Hundred Forty-five " This packet don ' t look so good to iiie now and, jeese. I gotta date to meet a sweet blonde at the Clock, next trip. " " ' Meet me at the Clock. ' That ' s what they all say. " some one interrupted. Conversation ! The same old line, cloaking God-knows-what thoughts. Surely not those uppermost in their minds. The wind, as though in derision, yowled to drown their mouthings. .- . flashlight ' s glaring eye swung around the corner and Xevins ' voice, pitched to an excited key, sang out. " Hey fellers, the Warrington ' s here. " A cheer, hurled down wind, cut short further announce- ment. . think streak of light rising out of the sea. Ijurst against the blackened heavens. Yes, the Warrington had arrived. Dots and dashes, traversing the ether, in answer to the radio operator ' s skilled fingers, requested the destroyer to pick up those in the lifeboat, then send it back to the collier. Guided by the Coston flare the Warrington suc- ceeded in getting aboard the occupants of the lifeboat but in doing so the steel boat was crushed against the destroyer and sunk. Now there was no alternative. The Wellington must be abandoned. The slope of her deck was rapidly increasing. " Tell the Warrington to close with us. We are abandoning ship, " the officer directed Mason to radio. AW hands were again mustered in the after ])ort waist. The Lieutenant saw that every man was present and wearing his lifebelt. " Place those hatch covers against the port bulwarks. " ordered the officer, then scrambling and slipping he fought his way to the poop deck. Nevins stil l hung close to his heels. Twining his legs about a rail stanchion the Lieutenant, with an ordinary flashlight, morsed a message to the destroyer. " Please come closer. We are abandoning ship. " Answering flashes told that his message had been received. The two figures left the after rail and made their way to the break of the poop. " Two of you lay up here and give us a hand with these planks " called the officer. Osborne and Zulegar responded. To those in the waist the Lieu- tenant called, " She ' s going down, boys. You ' ve got to go. Good bye and God bless you. .Shove ofl . " Not one man hesitated. " Meet you at the Clock, Ray, " called Best. .Singly and by twos and threes the life-belted figures launched their tiny rafts. Boys of yesterday, pushing their sleds at the " top of some snow covered slide. A moment they rose on the crest, then were gone. Zulegar was lowered over the quarter to some planks, the flashlight ' s tiny glare aiding his descent. Osborne, confident in his strength, tore lose his life-belt, stood for a moment posed in startling whiteness against the darkness, then head foremost dove into the hell below. " Come on, you ' re next, Jimmy, " said the officer. Then as a flash of light illuminated the deck Nevins said, " You haven ' t taken off your boots yet, Sir. " Falling to his knees he slashed the raw hide lacings of the Lieutenant ' s footwear with his knife. Jimmy Nevins had cried to be taken aboard the WcUington. There were no tears now as he gripped the officer ' s hand. On this sinking vessel stood, not officer and man. but rather two human beings and no manner of regulations or Acts of Congress could alter the feelings or regards thev held for each other. One Hundred Forty-six " Vou must go now, Jimmy, " said the officer. " Sure, and I ' ll be seeing you later, " smiled the lad. As his upturned face disappeared beyond the reach of the flashlight ' s gleam it still gave evidence that Smiling Jimmy Nevins ' shipmates had named him welL The remaining figure, with legs enwrapped about the after rail, flashed a last message into the night. " My men are in the water. Please pick them up. I am leaving. " .As though drawn skyward by some powerful magnet, the stern of the collier rose higher and higher, turning as the hammering seas gained power against the submerged bow. A deep throated crash, followed by a ([uick lilting of the entire hull told all too plainly that the boilers, breaking adrift from their restrain- ing saddles had crashed down through the weakened bulkheads. A downward flash of his light revealed the now useless, though dangerous screw. " Got to clear that, " thought the officer, then springing, he cleared the up-ended W ' cUington just as she started her final plunge. " Never seen death vet Dickie? Well now ' s vour time to learn. " 1 II A moment or two and a head appeared, bobbing about in a ridiculous and futile manner. A speck, containing life, which soon would be snuffed out as easily as the wind-blown bubbles that danced on the froth of the seas. Death ' s door creaked on its hinges. The swimmer peered within. It was quite a Brodie from the steamer ' s deck to the water. About a hun- dred feet. Realizing the suction, which would follow the sinking of the vessel. the officer began swimming almost before he struck the water. It seemed as though he never would come to the surface. The seas, which had looked almost black, became, once immersed, a milky white, with here and there streaks of green. In the trough, the green and white walls of water rose like mountains, then top- pling the ' crashed, racing down the steep slope as though bent on his destruction. He soon learned it was easier to dive and come up after their force had been spent. The Bay of Biscay, in Se])tember. is none too warm. The officer felt chilled. Shivered? He shook like a terrier shaken rat. Look out! Here comes another comber. Got to find a plank for support. voice up-wind. calling for help. The Lieutenant reaches the man and finds that he is clinging to a nice plank but decides it will not support two. " Keep your mouth closed or you ' ll fill with water, " he advises and swims off. A light ! A calcium flare now appearing, now disappearing. Good, that marks a Corley life-raft. Hope stirs within the officer. He strikes out for it. Exhausted, he flops on his back, floating, while he rests. Another attempt. Now the flare is close and he claws about to find the trailing line. Damn ! Where is it ? Unsuccessful in the search he clutches the calcium container and finds there is no connecting line — no raft. Cursing, he e.xtinguishes the beacon of false hope. His men must not be deceived by it. Look I There ' s a destroyer hove to. Uver on his side and swimming as never before the officer closes with her. Her decks are brilliant from the cargo clusters, God, how she rolls. One instant her decks are visible, the ne.xt. her screws and One Hundred Forty-seven hilse ki-i ' ls arc fullv i-xiiosed. AIcii line hrr rail, scannin.t;- the water as they clint, ' til the lite-lines. The destroyer ' s searchlight swinj s in an ini|uisitive sweep of the waters. The linger of light means- life if it embraces the swimmer. He resists the temp- tation to cry out for ex])erience has taught him that his voice is too puny to carry beyond his lips against the strong wind. The beam is all but on him. He raises hi.s arm. then Fate sends him far down into the trough of the seas while the all-saving beam of light, far above his head, kisses the tops of the waves. Atop the next comber he finds the beain well on his left. Maybe it will swing back again. No! It is snapped ofi " . Plainly, he sees the faces of those lining the destrover ' s rail. " Why can ' t they see me? " he thinks, " 1 am so near. " Shall he shout? He decides not for he must husband his strength. The long, fine hull of the JVarriiigton rolls deeply ami he observes that her starboard screw is in motion. .She pulls ahead and soon disappears. The door to Beyond is oft ' the latch. Alone, the officer said aloud. " Pretty tough. " How tired he felt as he rolled on his back and floated. " God. it ' s cold ! " " Stop shivering so ! " Cramps ! His legs are drawn up in pain as he struggles to straighten them. That ' s better. Xow to float a while. " Not so cold, now. " he thought, as a numbness crept over him. The false warmth mothered a beautiful feeling. Never had he experienced such a delightful sensation. He felt so peaceful and oh so sleepy. Nothing else mattered but this blissful, all-satisfying state. Here indeed was danger in dis- guise. Something within, sounded a warning. " Snap out of it. ' ou must not sleep, " he mumbled. Hands and flesh were ])arboiled. The cursed salt, tilled his eyes and seeped into his mouth and throat. His blue lips, cudgled by his brain, uttered the words, " You ' ve got to swim. You ' ve GOT to swim ! " Fear, as yet, had not been present. Possibly it had been crowded out by ho])e. Another calcium light! Could that luark a life-raft? H not, then it must be extinguished before it raised false hopes in others. There followed the same old struggles, chills, cramps, and body and arms wearied from swimming. Periods of rest and that delightful sensation which always was cut short by the self admonition, " You ' ve got to swim. You ' ve GOT to swiiu. " Again the curses! The light floats without the attending raft. It is extin- guished. It has stopped raining now and the stars peep out. dancing. Treading water the ofificer observes his legs, fore-shortened by the refracting water. Funny looking things, not so much unlike wiggling angle worms. Water s(|uishing through his opening and closing hand causes him to long once more to clutch something solid. The wind has (Inipjied. The seas, still running high, are gradually subsiding. They flatten out almost as quickly as they spring up in the Bay of Biscay. The Lieutenant finds himself talking aloud. " Funny way to bump off . No suffering to this — rather easy. Hey ! Don ' t go to sleep. You ' ve got to swim. " Could it have been the Will-to-live that drove him on, or did he feel there still remained a responsibility for his men? " Could anyone have saved the Wellington? " he thought. He pictured himself as a " floater. " Pleasant thought. He had seen too manv floating bodies not to know how he would ap]iear. His vanity caused One Hundred Forty-eight I I him to shrink from such a ijicture. False pride did not want others to gaze upon his naked body, not e en in death. Through sah tilled, smarting eyes he noticed the first streaks of the coming dawn. " Boy, you ' ve GOT to swim. Just keep it U]) a while longer. " he seemed to argue with himself. Possibly he did this in order to overcome the desire for that repose which was so tempting. One! Two! Three! Almost four hours now. Alight! Another! Run- ning lights ! And from their distance apart he knew they were carried by a destroyer. She was bearing down on him. Xow she ' s stopped and swung broad- side. The officer closes in. treads water, and yells, " I had nineteen men. I had nineteen men. " To his frantic, if feeble, cry there came the answering hail, " Aye! Aye! " The officer strikes out for the destroyer. A stroke. Another — and oblivion. In those darkest hours preceeding the dawn. Lieutenant Commander Van Der ' eer witnessed some queer sights from the U ' arriin toii. Stirring, rather than queer. A tumbling crest would reveal a life-belted figure sprawled over a plank. Some, leaving their meager safety struck out for the destroyer. One man all but gained the safety of the Jl ' arringtoii ' s deck. Five times the back- lash swept liim away. Exhausted, he finally raised his hand and calle l, " Never mind me. Get some of the others. Good bye. " There is no knowing who he was l)ut he was no braver than the rest. Such was the si)irit of this little group. Through his binoculars. Commander Van Der ' eer observed a small objeC ' . well off the port Ijow. Approaching, it proved to he a large hatch cover on which were two men. Xo, there was but one. ' ' What the Devil. " Xow he ' s gone! Closer, the commander saw one of the men swimming towards the raft, one arm tighty clutching his companion, who was finally dragged to such safety as the pitching raft provided. Then, tc( the officer ' s dismay, the first figure held the body of the second head downward and began pummeling him. Dropping the limp figure, Coxswain Osborne rose to an erect position, straddled the inert Pedersen and faced the oncoming destroyer. Osborne ' s naked body gleamed white as it reflected the early morning rays. Straight limbed, his muscular body was worthy of the chisel of a master sculptor. What a scene for the artist ' s brush ! Bracing himself, Osborne ' s moving arms semaphored this message : " I am all right but unless you come soon Pedersen will be gone. " No wild appeal for help. Just a statement of fact. For hours Osborne had fought the seas as they repeatedly swept awa} ' the unconscious Pedersen. Each time he had been reclaimed from the sea and ])ummeled to maintain a circulation in his numbed limbs. These were indeed MEN. Five British sailors and eleven men of the Coast Guard, among them Jimmy Nevins and Elam, forfeited their lives in this futile endeavor to salve the IVel- lington. Eleven men, no different from the ten thousand who man our ships today. Sailors ! Sailormen who josh and banter ; who exercise the age-old pre- t One Hundred Forty-nine rogative uf kicking about their " chow " and who now and then 1)R-ak liberty or grumble about this or that, but then they would not be sailormen unless they did. Beneath these outward manifestations there is a loyalty and a courage which is not so nnich in evidence, but there just tlu ' same, The Lieutenant, regaining consciousness some hours after being taken aboard the destroyer, made his identity known. His own men had not recognized him. He had been placed in the Chief Petty Officers ' quarters and was being carried to the wardroom when, in passing the crew ' s washroom he noticed a tarpaulin spread on deck. From the after edge of the canvas projected the out-turned feet of a man. The officer, indicating the covered form with a glance, was answered : " " Best. " " Best? " The Lieutenant ' s thoughts turned back to but a few hours previous. Again he heard a voice coming through the darkness as the men abandoned the U ' clliiigtoii. " Meet you at the Clock, Ray. " Life is like that ! Kote: The two recognized British naval historians, Messrs. Hurd and Bashford, in a brief joint history called " The Heroic Record of the British Xavy, " devote five pages to the IVeltington incident, and the following is the concluding paragraph : " ' e ha e been tempted to suggest that the ' ar was won by sea power. ' -V- were wrong. It was won by sailors — equally of the Merchant Marine as of the Navy. From Coronel to Kiao Chao, from Archangel to Cocus Keeling, no less in Lieutenant D ' Oyly Hughes stumbling through a Turkish farm-yard than in .Ad- miral Jellicoe at Whitehall, no less in Lieutenant Brown, (United States Coast Guard) trying to salve the Wellington than in Sir David Beatty directing the Grand Fleet. It was men that triumphed by virtue of the spirit in them and the great traditions that they had inherited — to be handed down in turn as it had been hand? ' ' down to themselves by Raleigh and Blake, Collingwood and Nelson. " To love and zciii is the best tliiinj; to lore and lose is the next best: One Hundred Fifty -ai iKr ' -r - . .: - - Coast Guard i ' lioto — Courtesy Naval Inslilute COAST GUARD CUTTER CHELAX One Hitndred Fifty-one I (gi M " There arc no friciuls like ohi friends And none so good and true: ]] ' e greet them zehen zee meet them. As roses greet the dezu: A ' o other friends are dearer. Though horn of kindred mohl: .Ind zehde zee rice the mze njies. JJ ' e treasure more the ohi. " One Hundred Fifty-two JRl i A CUTTER, PIANE.PKTROL BOAT AND DESTROYER ' -- ' CLASSES William L. Clcmnicr, Vice-President Kenneth C. Phillips, Muster-at-Annx John F, Harding, President .Siflne F. Porter, Secretary One Hundred Fifty-four John R. Stewart, Treasurer Roll Call— Class of ' 30 (Casualties in black) Ralph K. Amato George W. Armitage. Jr. Charles O. Ashley John B. Avery Harold A. T. Bernson William L. Cle.mmer John S. Cole Philip L. Cosgrove Ralph R. Curry George ' . Dick Herman T. Diehl Harold J. Doepler Robert B. Donohue Robert B. Elliott George E. Ely Edmund E. Fahey Quentin McK. Greeley Toiix F. Hardinc, Joseph D. Harrington Maurice Herskowitz Arthur J. Hesford Spencer F. Hewins Ralph T. Houseknecht Ellis B. Jones George A. Knudsen George C. Lindauer Richard W. Lorleberg Sigmund H. Mackiewicz Clifford R. McLkax William L. INIaloney Melvin Miller True G. IMiller Rufus E. Mroczkowski Paul A. Ortman Carl C. Peterson Kenneth C. Phillips Sidney F. Porter Russell J. Roberts Charles M. Robinson William Sciiissler James P. Schneider Henry St. C. Sharp William E. Sinton John R. Stewart Roy E. Stockstill Hexrv F. Stolfi Elmer J. Suydarri Guy D. Tarlton Charles E. Toft Hugh B. Tyler " Tlie opportunity is often lost by deliberation. " One Hundred Fifty-fiv (■.■; ' ■ S ' ti niifi( hli-rs ' History of Tliirty Prelude Beautiful (lariiciis, trickliii; streams — .- ma II and a maiden, ' tzcas F.deii is seemed — But tltere eaiiie a time z ' lieii a Juirrible eiiiiie ExtiiKjiiislied this pietiire of bliss; And lo it 7cas sworn, for e ' er leoiild tliey mourn — That terrible erime led to this: The last flittering echoes of the departing Marco Polos had scarce died away — the driving rain bore down in torrents and the wind whined and howled mysteriously as it swept throtigh the rigging of the old " Joppaite. " long since deserted and left to destruction in the very shadows of grim Fort Trumbull. The straggling footsteps and far-flung inquiries of us j)Oor innocents fina ' lv led us through the labyrinths of " Little Italy, " through the rock-bound gates of our future home, and into that foreboding scene of strange activities, the office. After being informed that we really were ourselves, we were gently ushered down that road where, oh, so soon, were our fond dreams of marble halls and rolling campus rudely shattered against the somber gray wall? of the Cadet barracks. From the agony of that first reception the gentle reader will be spared but from that moment on we were just rushed hither and thither, quizzed on this and that, taught all kinds of " nice " things, in fact, so great was our display of wisdom, that it was decided the Academv would be far better off without us. One Hundred Fifty-scvt ri .tiuiiiii — i if only for a few hours ; so that ni , ' ht we were all let loose to invade the thor- oughfares of New London, heart of the Coast Guard. And our imagination was so well trained! — under icy showers about 2 a. m. our thoughts would gently wander toward sunn}- climes where romping nymphs flitted to and fro ' mid foam-flecked, sun-kissed waves. And such delightful trips we would take — " Niantic " was a favored destination, via the " hand-car. " One merely substitutes a rifle for the handle, twangs the strings of imagination, and away he goes, merrily pumping along. ■ ' Swabs out! " — " Sit on infinity. Mister. " — Those first few weeks were just one " grand and glorious " round of pleasure. The upper classmen did so much for our comfort ! — their return from leave merely multiplied our sorrows — but finally came the day of reckoning — the day when our wrongs might be righted — Thanksgiving Day — with the football game against the second class. Nothing was forgotten — inspired by a spirit of revenge the " Swabs " swept down the field and " stoopfalls " held the day. But the spoils of victory (a week of peace) was only too soon over and our dreary existence dragged on till finally a great bright star shone over the horizon — Christmas leave ! Ten days sans reveille, ten days sans formations, swab calls, upper-classmen — ten days of bright lights, theatres, parties, greetines — and that proud, proud, feeling ! Then exams and more of our class swallowed the anchor. The new term brought many additional slipping stones in our path of life. Physics still haunted our dreams and the loss of trig was doubly replaced by calc and algebra. The next few months, due to the unrelenting tension of academics, saw a gradual weakening of purpose till finally we reached that " just get by " condition, and many an evening of calculus found us integrating some fair damsel between the limits of life and love. 1 One Hundred Fifty-eight Long since had we been introduced into that delightful state of pecuniary bliss commonly known as " broke, " and none too few of our number had already tasted the doubtful pleasures of the " Sing-Sing Club, " otherwise known as the conduct grade — but such was the life of a third-classman. The " Midyears " ' had hardly ceased to be a memory when an ogre even more terrifying appeared in our path — final examinations ! It was one week of work, worry, and doubt before we finally knew our fate, and it was not without a sigh of relief that we looked upon our names on the berthing lists of the " Alexander Hamilton " and destroyer " Shaz . " vessels detailed as our training ships for the summer cruise. What a thrill it was that night of May thirty-first as we lay upon the decks of the " Alex Hani " with our faces turned to the stars and our imaginations fancy- ing all sorts of adventures. Our gaze would flit from the Big Bear to the Little Dipper with an occasional pause at Mars and Venus, as we thought of the morrow when we would be far out to sea on a long, long journey — and were we not to visit Spain, and Africa, and Antwerp, and Paris — oh yes, that ' s where Venus came in — but alas, it was Mars which shone the brighter, and long will we remem- ber the miseries of that morrow and the morrow ' s morrow, w ' hen a wild and unrelenting sea tossed the " Hamilton " as the wind would a chip — but the mid- night watches went on. Those weeks of continually furling sail, heaving lines, heaving coal, and just plain heaving — those weeks of long remembered thrills and excitements as constantly the sights and scenes shifted — those weeks of liberty, labors, and " cracker-crumb " mysteries — they all belong to another chapter of this much griped, but well-liked life of a Cadet. And then on returning — that unbounded joy — that infinite feeling of uncon- trollable pleasure that the first sight of Montauk Point and old Fort Trumbull occasioned cannot be imagined by any that had not the privilege of experiencing it — and once more the last flittering echoes of the departing Marco Polos scarce died away as that weird aggregation of lads gathered from all corners of this countrv — the men that were destined to become the Class of 1931. " Swabs out! " — " Sit on infinity. Mister. " — We lie upon our bunks and seek entertainment. How sweet are the first days of the new second classmen ! — but the menace of the first class still hangs over us. The second class year holds the least interest — it is the shortest — the most uneventful. The taste of sudden authority soon wears off — things are taken for granted — we attend dances as a matter of course — girls become less interesting, anyhow the " Swabs " have invaded the field — we attend our games again and again with one more hope of victory against much larger schools ; sing, veil, cheer, over and over though the note finally has an empty ring as the " tough breaks " crash through. The parades through the " wilderness " are a gripe — academics barely interest us — we often stay in over the week-ends, more often because of the " pap " than of personal desire. The feud against the first class One Hundred Fifty-nine takes on unexpected pro])ortions — there is open defiance — for a while we don ' t get out at all — then it slowly fades away — we claim victory, they claim victory — both lose. And then after an uneventful Christmas leave lacking all the thrills of former home-goings, comes the Mid-year exams — we are weary of books, weary of lec- tures, weary of nightly assignments — it is the critical period of Cadet life, the danger point — half the class flunks — one-third are lost — we now are twenty-nine who once were fifty. During the second term everything takes on a different aspect — the terrible casualties of the mid-years spur us on to increased academic activity — the basket- ball season is much more successful — boxing takes the interest of the entire corps — spring itself puts a new lease on life — rumors of the cruise prevail — foreign? coastwise ? — which ? The final exams run smoothly, we have learned our lesson Graduation day comes and goes — -the show has been a great success — with pleasure did we gaze upon the broad stripes of the newly made Ensigns — and put on our own air of authority — the helm is now in our hands. Again a cruise is before us, this time it is a southern cruise. We become acquainted with the " flower of southern womanhood " — we actually have a more enjovable though less interesting time than on the foreign cruise. There is much liberty, many dances, many girls, many memories — and Havana paints the finish- ing touch. In Charleston we put on our first class rings — in New London our first class stripes — we are now full-fledged first classmen. We have been coxs ' ns, engi- neers, O. D. ' s, " goats, " — and now we go home for another September leave. " Swabs out ! " — " Sit on infinity. Mister. " — With a lordly air do we listen to one more generation of would-be Cadets going through the mill — the third stage this time — first as the victims — now as mere spectators. There is no doubt about it — we are first classmen — but .where are all those thrills — those shining privileges we looked forward to? We have them all but they no longer shine — there is no glamour to it. We come and go at will — no more libertv parties — many less " spots " — we become battalion officers — do as we please (almost). Now we have just finished mid-years — they take no toll — but already we have been cut to twenty-seven. Officers ' outfitters are entering the barracks — we are measured by tailors — choose sword lengths — we try on large epaulets that look like golden swabs — we feel as though we, the survivors thus far, are really going to be officers. Just a few more months to go — already we are thinking of gradua- tion — this time our own graduation — the graduation of the Class of 19.30 — twenty- seven strong! — may it he ever so. " How many days? " — " One hundred and one, Sir " — " Very well " — . One Hundred Si.vly OBJEE II The Academy Mascot Do yoit fear the force of the iciiid. the slash of the rain? Go face them and fifiht them, be sui ' ai e aijam. Go hiinijry and eold like the wolf, go wade like the crane: The palms of your hands will thicken. The skin of onr cheek will tan. Yoa ' ll i roic ragged and weary and s-icartliy, But you ' ll zealk like a man. Hamlin Garland One Hundred Si.vty-oiie William D. Shields. Vicc-F resident Chester L. Hnrdins;. 7 reiisiirei OFFICERS Halniar I. " ebh, Prc.suieul ' 7f% ' Eric A. Anderson, Secretary One Hundred Si.riy-tzi ' o Aden C. L ' nger. .Master-at-.-!rnJS Robert T. Alexandek Marion E. Amos Charles O. Ashley Eric A. Anderson Charles B. Arrington El.mer E. Comstock Frank A. Erickson Edward A. Eve, Jr. Richard C. Foutter QuENTJN AIcK. Greeley Chester L. Harding James R. Hixnant George I. Holt Copeland C. Knapp Francis A. Lucian SiGMUND H. AIaCKIEWICZ Joseph E. Madacey Preston B. Mayor Richard E. Morell Oscar C. B. Donald ' SI. Morrison Howard A. Morrison RuFus E. ] Iroczkowski Rodney H. Peck James Plakias ' alter T. Poole Randolph Ridgelv, 3rd Harold B. Roberts Simon R. Sands, Jr. Henry U. Sciioll William D. Shields Nelson E. Spence Ned W. Sprow Roy E. Stockstill Elmer J. Suydam Victor F. Tydlacka Hugh B. Tyler Aden C. Unger Halmar J. Webb Wev " U you zvoiild have friends — be one. " " Look up ! not doi ni ; Out: not in: Forz ard! not hack; And lend a hand. ' ' " Make yourself an honest man, and then you may he sure tliat there is one rascal less in the zvorld. " Carlyle One Hundred Si.rty-thr I A f illiclic af ' l ' cal History of Tliarty Oiie To the tune of " Sailing;, sailing, over the lialniy main ' " Joe kissed his sweet- heart good-bye, waved once more to the crowd, and boarded the Short Pump Express to show the boys up New London way just how the deed is done. Now Joe. for some vmknown reason, decided to spend the night previous to his entrance into the mighty fortress of Truml)ull in the Big City. Accordingly, as he emerged from Grand Central he grabbed a subway and headed (or rather thought he headed) up town. Joe. however, being a big-timer, had failed to take into consideration the fact that New York differed from Podunk in that the street cars ran both ways ; consequently, the next thing he knew he was in the middle of Brooklyn, heading for Montauk Point. This caused Joe to think that after living in Podunk for so many years he should find New York such a hard place in which to maneuver, so he decided that he had better continue his journey to New London without further delay. The next morning Joe taxied down to Fort Trumbull, and. not wanting to make the boys think he was high hat. walked the last two blocks so as to greet the welcoming committee afoot. Now it hurt Joe to think that the superintendent had not sent a representative group of upperclassmen to greet him. so he was rather crestfallen as he strolled down the road to the barracks, thinking it quite unusual that they appreciated his coming so little. Nevertheless, as he entered the barracks Joe found that the committee he expected was so very much at hand that it was fully three and half weeks before he knew just what the C. G. A. was all about. One Hundred Si.vty-five ' Our Crew There was one thi ng, though, that Joe never quite understood — how could the Coast Guard Cadets be so immune to comments from newcomers. In fact, with his trusty little Springfield, and by much mental and physical effort, he finally comprehended this and all the other " fine points " of Cadet life. Joe " had the metal, " however, so he withstood all assavtlts from the three masts of the " Ham. " the upperclassmen, the academics, and other shoals during the fall months : and when Xmas leave came the first train took him and his little monkey suit to Podunk, in order that the girls might behold him who had pledged his life to " seeing the mail through. " ' ith the coming of spring, Joe found that life was easier to live, and, as all healthy young men. his thoughts " lightly turned to thoughts of etc., etc., " with such ill effects that he was only able to get by the academics by the " skin of his teeth. " Again, though, he showed the " will to win, " so all was well. C)n Mav 18th the " Ham " sailed fur Gardiners " liay. Twrj days later Joe found himself lashed to a rifle with a little black dot 500 yards westward. Xow Joe had often shot scpiirrcls and rabbits around Podunk, so the shooting part of the game was easv for him. Init the one thing " that got Joe down, " so to speak, was the words " IMark tlii-ee. " However, after three weeks of " hit and miss " the " Ilain " returned to New London so that the cruise could begin in earnest. On board the Cliainplain Joe spent his time sleeping in the brig. This seemed to lie the fa -orite occupation of his classmates too. for this was the famous " hangout " until tlie - reached I ' ortland where the scene of action centered chiefly around f )ld ( )rcliard and The Jack-o-Lantern. Joe. however, soon tired of the New Englaiul girls, so lioston came and passed as a slii]) in the night, but at Charleston — well, he u.sed to rave aliout the girls in .Short Pump but those southern beauties just " closed up shop " as far as Joe was concerned. One Hundred Sixly-si.v The shijis stupiK-d in P ' eniandina fur a day and a night. This cjave Joe time to inhale some of the most bracing odors all day. and the opportnnity of dancing with half of the married women in Florida that night. The manner in which the C. G. Cadets, led hy onr friend Joe, took Miami by storm is already history, and the Ijattle was so completely won that even now half of the mail delivered to the Cadet barracks bears the postmark " F. S. C. V. " Joe had the duty during the four hour stay in Key ' est so three of his classmates made liberty for him there. The next afternoon Joe hid behind Morro Castle with a beer Ijottle in his hand and requested that his log book be left blank for the next live days. In St. Pete he duplicated his escapades of Charleston and Miami, but by this time he had acquired the touch of a master, and from the latest reports the girls have yet to recover fully from his istt there. September leave was so close at hand now. that Galveston and Gardiners ' Bay held little charm for Joe. Each day he rehearsed again in his mind just how he would meet the Swabs, and had he been as successful in practice as he was in his dreams the ]ioor boys wouldn ' t have had a praver. When he got ashore, however, they were quite aware of his presence and all lireathed a sigh of relief as he shoved off on leave. In Podunk Joe meandered down the main drag with his cap cock-ljilled and a salty gait — much to the delight of his fairer friends and the envy of the village sheiks. He found that the tricks learned in Havana served him well and as his stories increased in magnitude he once again thanked Allah that he had that " likening for the sea and its lore. " C)n becoming ' a full fledged second classman, Joe found out for certain that " all is not gold that glitters. " Then too, between ThernKJ, Juice, and Alechanics, all of his di " eams of graduation were scattered to the breeze, bvit he avows now that he is quite safe. In fact. Joe declares that he enjoys academy life so much that he only goes ashore two afternoons a month. However, Joe says that he doesn ' t mind staying in himself, but when his restriction affects the poor swabs, conditions are terrible. Being philosophical, though, Joe ' s only prayer is for the underclassmen, for, when he becomes a firstclassman, it will be impossible to give the underclassmen liberty without giving it to the first class so the C. G. Cadets will always be " at home. " ( ??) " As a relief to ciil-itl ' cnniliniis. tin- wrifniij of a nasty letter has its use and l urfose. If you must lerite a nasty letter, then zerite it, fold it up, put it in an envelope, direct it in a bold hand, and nuirk it PERSONAL — next, stamp the envelope, plaein; the stamp upside dozen in the left-hand corner of th.c envelope. Then tear the leliole thiiui into hits and thnne them into th.c ■z ' astebasket. " One Hundred Sixtx-sncit Lort ' ii H. Seeser, rici ' -Prcsidcnt Donald E. Worley, Treasurer OFFICERS Arnold E, Carlson, President Richard D. Scliniidtnian, Master-at-Arms Robert L. Grantham, Secretary One Hundred Sixty-eight : DuxALi) T. Adams David H. Bartlett Oliver F. Berry Rudolph B.iorge Joseph A. Bresxan Douglas T. Brown Arthur A. Brver Arxold E. Carlsox GaRLAXD W. COLLIXS Walter W. Collins James D. Craik A. James DeJov Kexxetii D. DeYoung Theodore J. Fabik Hamilton C. Fish Donald H. Foley Worth W. Foster, Jr. John P. German Robert L. Grantham Grafton C. Halstead Theodore J. Harris John R. Henthorn Henry F. Hermanck Edward T. Hodges Omar F. Hoskins Ernest A. Hussar John J. Hutson, Jr. R. Roger Johnson William W. Jordan Timothy A. Kennedy Orville p. Kerwin Troy O. Killough Edward C. Kimbrougii John R. Kurcheski George R. Leslie Gilbert I. Lynch Ernest W. 3iL- cLellan Robert E. McCaffery Thomas S. McXeeley Walter B. AIillington ' i:xDELL B. .Mdxtgomery, Jr. AusTix L. IMyers Emil a. Pearsox Hexrv D. Quirk Richard F. Rea Oscar C. Rohnke Richard D. Schmidtman Loren H. Seeger Frank H. Sellars Francis J. Small Ralph J L Smith William H. Snyder Irvin J. Stephens Carl H. Stober Thomas H. Stubbs George D. Syxon Ray C. Tannar Louis M. Thayer Edward A. Tierney QuENTiN R. Walsh HoLLis M. Warner Charles T. Warriner Frederick G. Wild John D. Winn Donald E. Worley Karl O. A. Zittel " He is not oiil idle zcho docs nothiiia. but he is also idle who iiiiglU be better employed: ' ' Socrates One Hundred Sixty-nine Halloween heatitv contest ? — formation ' The dirtx villain History of Tliirty t wo August twelftli ! Can we ever forget it? Can you see yourself trudging to the dock, every muscle tensed, every nerve alert, expecting at anv moment to collide with the upperclass reception committee. The sweet relief we experi- enced when we found the upperclassmen were still at sea lasted many a dav. On the deck of the " Haiti " we met : the twenty of us who were to form fhe nucleus of the Class of ' 32. Twenty men reijorted that Thursday and the next week the class was complete — sixty-five strong. Under the tutelage of the officers assigned us. we learned that walls were no longer walls, that an oar was something to be respected, and that the little colored squares of bunting meant something to someone, if not to us. There was much to learn and do. Those early weeks of drills were interrupted by a tea dance, " O Tempore. O Mores. " Can we ever forget or forgive it? It was an event for some, a bore for others, but agony for most of us. The close of August marked the return of the upperclassmen. The fateful day arrived, ' ho will soon forget the sight of those two beautiful cutters steam- ing u]i the river? Who amongst us felt no trepidation as the upperclassmen stormed the reservation? " No peace on dis earth. " How well we found it out. The upperclasses were on leave (most of them) l)ut their absence did little to alleviate our misery. We moved to the barracks. It was " Swalis C)ut, " " C)ne Swab " all the day long. We ran hither and thither. What we would have given for a night of undisturbed sleep. One Hundred Seventv-one ' •! HK THANKSGIVING DAY SHOW Here cvv sc: ' the heroic Lieut. John Koff, the ( olUiiil Major Richard Styff, the dirty villain, and others Mth the end of leave, classes began. We soon became accustomed to the regular routine. We were thrown into the intricacies of Astronomy, Physics, and Trig with a suddenness that took our panting breath away. Events came one upon the other. Uur uniforms arrived. Did we treat New London ? Football made strenuous demands. The Northfield trip was an event. The " Little Army-Navy " game, the dance, and the hills of Vermont were items to be remembered. Formal dances, games, trips, reviews; we barely found time to breathe. Our folks wondered if we were dead or alive. They might be on another planet for all of us. Our little world was complete in itself. ' hat cared we for the rest of it? Thanksgiving marked an era. Then it was, " How many days? " basketball, boxing, cold weather, overcoats and Christmas leave. Christmas leave ! We thought it would never come. It meant home for many, New York for others, and the sea for the more venturesome. Their tales of the salty deep alternately aroused fear and anticipation. After leave, examinations; twelve days of torture. We awaited our fates with trembling hearts. It was the trial of our future as " storm-fighters. " The new term was a ray of light. Our faces were turned to the east. It may have meant graduation to the first class, two stripes to the second, but it was the cruise and home for us. The cruise itinerary was i)osted. We dreamed of Paris, Stockholm and Glasgow. Calc, Algebra, and Ph sics were only studies ; graduation was only a week ; we were pointing farther. Examinations, parades, dances, ;ind graduation will soon be a thing of the past. We will rig up the ' ■Ham " .and sail to I ' luni Island. The work on the One Hundred Seieutv-tico range will be interesting but only another day ' s work. Those three weeks will pass like a flash. Soon it will be sailing time. Our faces will turn to the east. We shall sail out of the harbor for strange lands, over mighty seas. There we shall learn the business of the " Storm-tighter. " King Xeptune will be our master. But what care we for sleepless nights, roaring gales or sailor ' s mess ? The days will pass, the summer will be over, our ships will sail for home. It will mean " Sep. " leave and the end of the Swab days for the class of ' 32 — O gladsome dav ! Life is iiiailc up of sobs, sniffles, ami smiles, icifli sniffles predouiinatiiig. O ' Heiirv -is a tiling is used, so it brightens. My castles in Spain, their dim turrets rise Myriad but dim ' neath the loz ' ering skies — Soon z ' itli the leaning light they zeill fade Into nothing: they are but of dream-stuff made. j ly eastles I built on hopes and fears — They are built and rebuilt leith the passinc Wars: Their spires nuiy tozeer till they reach the sky — A false moi ' e. they crumble, there in the dust they lie. This game is one of -zehich I haz ' c tired — It leaves but the memory of things desired — A shattered dream makes life seem in Z ' ain. And time only lessens the mental pain. " W. TT " TVLER " Men do not groze old. they become old by not grozeing. If you haz ' C no arrozes in your quiver go not zeith arcliers. ' ' Proverbs of Gennany One Hundred . cvciity-three I B One Huiulrcd Scvcitl -fi ur One Hundred Sevcnty-fivi- 0)ic Hundred ScTcnty-si.r 1879 Davis, John L. Lockwood. John A. Myrick. Orin D. Ross, Worth G. York, George A. 1880 Doty, George H. Dunwoody, Francis M. Emery, Howard Reynolds, William E. 1881 Foley, Daniel P. Lutz, John E. Thompson, Percy W. 1882 Broadbent, Howard M. Cantwell, John C. Hall, William E. W. Kennedy, Charles D. Kimball, Edward P. Lowe, Aug:ustus G. Moore, John C. Starkweather, George A. West, Horace B. 1883 Ewing, Albert H. Jarvis, David H. Sill, James L. 1885 Barnes, Charles A. Perry, Kirtland W. Quinan, J. H. Reed, Byron L. Ainsworth, Daniel J. Brown, Tames H. Culon, William W. Fengar, Cyrus B. Harris, J. Charles Garden, Godfrey L. Dimock Frank H. Henderson, Andrew J. Hull, John B. Jacobs, Willam V. E. Landrey, Staley M. Moore, James M. Reinburg, John E. Smith, Frank L. Uberroth, Preston H. 1889 Bertholf, Ellsworth P. Brereton, Percy H. Crisp, Richard C. Dodge, Frederick G. Robinson, Leonidas L. 1890 Carmine. George C. Hay, William H. O. White, Chester M. 1891 Daniels, George M. de Otte, Detlef F. A. Haake, Frederick J. Scott, James H. Van Boskerck, Francis S. 1896 Billard. Frederick C. Camden, Bernard H. Chiswell, Benjamin M. Cutter, Leonard T. Goodrich, Moses Hamlet, Harry G. Hooker, James C. Jenkins, Thomas L. Ridgely, Randolph, Jr. Sturdevant, Richard M. Barker, Eben Blake. Eugene, Jr. Blasdel, William G. Buhner, Albert H. Cairnes, Charles W. Fisher. Henry G. Gowdy. Frank B. Haines. Oscar H. H(.ittel. James F. Mann. George H. Alead. Ernest E. Mel. John Prince. Paul C. Satterlee. Charles Scott, Philip H. Smith, Frank W. Ulke, Henry. Jr. Wheeler. William T. Wiley. Walter A. Wolf. Herman H. 1899 Brockwav. Benjamin L. Hinckley. Harold D. Molloy. Thomas M. Pope, Henry W. 1900 Boedeker. John 1901 Harwood. Franklin B. Howell. Charles F. Maher. John L. Munter. William H. Shoemaker. Francis R. 1902 Addison. Edward S. Covell, Leon C. Gabbet, Cecil M. Lauriat, Phillip W. Searles, Hiram R. Shea, William H. Whittier, William A. Four things conic not back: The spoken word ; The sped urroiv; Time pas ' t ; Tlic neglected opportunity. " 1904 Alexander, George C. Crapster, Thaddeus G. Hay. Muller S. Stromberg, William T. Wilcox, George E. 1905 Alger, James A. Austin, Frank L. Dempwolf, Ralph W. Reinburg, LeRoy Rideout, Howard E. Ward, William C. Weig htman, Roger C. 1906 Ahem, James L. Chalker, Lloyd T. Drake, Joseph T. Jones, Edward D. Kleinburg, George W. Parker, Stanley V. Scally, Archibald H. Waesche, Russell R. 1907 Benham, Wales A. Cairnes, G. W. Hahn, John F. Jack, Raymond L. Prall, W. M. Roach, Philip F. Shanley, Thomas A. 1908 Bagger, F. E. Besse, Joseph R. Bixby, Alvin H. Donohue, Edward J. Doyle, Martin A. Eaton, Philip B. Hall, Norman B. Hutson, John J. Johnson, Haryey F. Jones, Chester H. McGourty, John F. Nichols, Fred A. Orme, S. B. Pine, James Robinson, H. B. Ryan, Michael J. Seiter, Charles F. Thompson. Warner K. Tovyle, William F. Yeager. T. H. 1909 Bennett, Louis L. Cornell, John H. Doron, W. H. Eaton, C. A. Finlay, Gordon T. Fitch! F. E. Gray. John P. Harrison, Paul H. Johnson, C. H. Kendall, Clinton P. Kerr, H. G. Krafft, K. W. Lukens, A. E. McFadden, B. C. Munro, Roy P. Odend ' hal. Charles J. Roach, Henry C. Sugden, Charles E. Williams. William Wishaar. William P. 1910 Baylis, John S. Coffin, Eugene A. Cook, F. A. Keester, William J. Oberly. R. S. Perham, Herbert N. Roemer. Charles G. 1911 Allen. F. C. Anstett. Charles E. Bothwell. Roy A. Daniels. Milton R. Dench. Clarence H. Derby, Wilfred N. Eberiy, William H. Hemingway, Henry G. Klinger, Thomas S. Lucas, Russell L. Mueller, Leo C. Scammell, William K. Starr, Jeremiah A. Stika, Joseph E. Thorn, Benjamin C. Trilck. John M.. Jr. Yeandle, Stephen S. Zeusler, Frederick A. 1912 Abel. Carl H. Birkett, Frederick J. Earp. James L Farley, Joseph F. Kain. William P. Maryin. David P. Peacock. Samuel Reed-Hill. Ellis Sexton, Floyd J. Stewart. Gustavus U. Todd. Clement J. Torbet. Mayson W. Webster. Edward M. 1913 Brown. Fletcher W. Carr. Henry M. Coyle. Henry Donohue. Robert Frost. James A.. Jr. Gorman. Frank T. Hall. Rae B. Kielhorn, Lloyd V. MacLane, Gordon W. O ' Connor, G. R. Rose. Earl G. Smith. Edward H. Stone. Elmer F. Troll. Walter M. von Paulsen. Carl C. Whitbeck, John E. 1914 Beckley. Chester A. Martheis. A. Smith. Paul R. Van Kammen, L J. " Nci ' cr let her heart ijroii ' cold — Richer beauties will unfold ; SHE is Tcorth her z . ' cight in gold ! Tell her so! " iffl m 1915 Henley, Charles T.. Jr. Palmer, Edward F, Patch, Roderick S. 1916 Crosby, George R. Heiner, John N. ' ells, F. C. 1917 Curren, J. A. MacColIuni, Donald H. Mandeville, Andrew C. McKean, George W. .Smith, Marvin C. Trebes, John, Jr. 1918 Akers. David F. Greenspun, Joseph Heimer, Roger C. Kaufholz, Robert M. Kossler, W. J. Kunz, H. G. McElligott, Raymond T. Olson, Louis B. Perkins, Louis W. Seymour, J. H. Spencer, Lyndon Wells, Lester F. 1919 Bloom, Walfred G. Dean, Charles W. 1920 Bradbury, Harold G. Buckalew, Irving W. Hall, Arthur G. Perry, Paul K. Rick ' etts, Noble G. Zoole, Ephraim 1921 Leslie, Norman H. O ' Neill, Merlin Smith, Carletnn T. Stiles, Norman R. 1922 Baker, Lee H. Curry, Herman H. Fritzche, Edward H. Grogan, Harley E. Jewell, Robert C. Martinson, Albert L Mauerman, Raymond J. McCabe, George E. 1923 Baily, Frederick R. Barron, Seth E. Belford, Harold G. Fish, Walter S. Harwood, Charles W. McNeil, Donald C. Murray, John P., Jr. Olsen, Severt A. Sarratt, Robert C. Shannon, William S. 1924 Dyer, Nathaniel B. Marron, Raymond V. 1925 Await, Thomas Y. Berdine, Harold S. Byrd, John H. Carlstedt, George C. Collins, Paul W. Conway, Joseph D. Gelly, George B. Hirshfield, James A. Jordan, Beckwith Kenner, Frank T. Kenner, William W. Lawson, Charles W. Leamy, Frank A. Perkins, Henry C. Peterson, Clarence H. Ranev, Rov L. Richards, Walter R. Richmond. Alfred C. Rountree, John Swicegood. Stephen P., Thomas. Charles W. Wood, Russell E. 1926 Cowart, Kenneth K. Eskridge, Ira E. Hovle, Richard M. Imlay, IMiles H. Jones, Morris C. Moore, Harold C. Pollard, Francis C. Stinchcomb, Harry W. Tyler, Gaines A. Whitmore, Howard J. Woyciehowsky, Stanley J. 1927 Burke, Richard L. Day, Vernon E. Edge, Clarence F. Evans, S. Hadley Fairbank, J. Edwin Ford, A. Lawton French, Reginald H. Glynn, John A. Hicks, George F. Kerrins, Joseph A. Linholm, Stanley C. McKay, Donald E. Maude, Harold S. Phannemiller, George M. Purcell, John J. Ryssy, John W. Scheilhous, William T. Scott, Wm. Wallace Steiumetz, John L. Thiele, Edward H. Tollaksen, Leslie B. Vetterick, Fred P. 1928 Burton, Watson A. Capron, Walter C. Carroll, Dale T. Grav, Samuel F. Began, Wilbur C. Maley, Kenneth P. Morine, Leon H. Olsen, Carl B. Rhodes, Earl K. Rommel, Thomas M. ::jeaa " Some people slu ' i ' e for iiioiiev, With all their youth and health. While some are rieh in leisure — There are uiaux kinds of 7eealtli. " 1929 Borromey, Romeo J. Bowerman, George H. Bowman, Carl G. Brallier, Brete H. Cliiswell, William B. Colmar, Peter V. DeMartino, Marius Dirks, John A. Gibson, Lowell C. Graves, Garrett ' an A. Hawley, William P. Louglilin, Harry A. Lyons, Perry S. MacDiarmid, Donald B. Miller, George H. Xulson, George W. Xiles, Palmer A. Perrott, Charles M. Peterson, Oliver A. Piekos, Stanley F. Roland, Edwin J. Ross, Richard M. Schiebel, William B. Slade, Hans F. Wendland, James C. Winbeck, Allen ' ' uensh, Henry J. Zeller, John N. " The [ reatcst mistake oi will make one. " an make in life is to be eoiistaiitly fearing you TOAST We ' re the nation ' s aggregation, and we wage our operations On Atlantic or Pacific or on shore-ore-ore Our duties are untold and our johs are manifold. But we never told you this l)efore. Chorus: Here ' s a toast as we boast of the Coast Guard The pride of our far flung shore. Let us yell as we tell of our heroes. The heroes of peace and war. Raise your praise for our ships and our stations. Always ready to die or do. And all hearts fill as we cheer with ;i will. For the boys in the White and Blue. " you are alieays susfieious of someone — your funisliment zi ' il! be in saute day fincline your siispieions reali:;ed. " It isn ' t the thiu( s yon do. at all, It ' s the thiu(js you leeree undone, That (jive you a bit of a heart-aehe. At tlie setting of the sun. " 1832 Ottinger, Douglas 1833 Martin, Francis 1855 Walden, George 1856 White, John W. 1859 Pulsifer, Frank H. 1860 Lay, Thomas W. Shoemaker, Charles F. 1861 Barr. Frank Davis, Alfred B. Fengar, Alvan A. Hodgsdon. Daniel B. Phillips, Morton L. Roberts, John J. Simmons, Wentworth S. 1863 De Hart, William C. Evans, David Henriques, John A. Mitchell, John C. Scanimon, Charles M. Taylor, Sidney T. 1864 Abbey, Charles A. Doyle, James A. Glover, Russell Harrison, Andrew L. Hassell, Horace Keough, Stephen McDougall, James M. Moore, James B. Tupper, James T. Vallet, Eugene 1865 Ball. Charles H. Blake, Henry T. Case, J. Madison Chester, Daniel C. Chevers Marshall T. Churchill, Alex L. Dally. John R. Dean, Edward L. Dereamer, George C. Dinsmore. M. D. L. Gabrielson, Eric Healy, Michael A. Hedden. Edward F. Keane. Leander M. Kelley. Daniel F. Lx)ring. Benjamin W. Munger. Frederick M. Roberts, William H. Robinson. George M. " hepard. Leonard G. Slamm, Jefferson A. Stodder, Louis N. Tozier, Dorr F. Whitaker, Fred W. H. 1866 Collins, John W. Hooper, Calvin L. Hoyt, Alfred Littig, Philip Marsilliot, Malcom G. Rogers, James H. Severns, Joseph A. 1867 Barstow, Robert Congdon, Joseph W. Coulson. Washington C. Phillips. Wesley J. Smith. Horatio D. Smyth. Thomas S. 1868 Kilgore, William F. Mason, Thomas Simnis, Joseph M. 1869 Clark, Robert M. 1871 Baldwin, William S. Barrows. Henry C. Brian, Charles T. iJroadbent, Alfred L. Buhnir. Albert Butt, James B. Dennett, John Failing, Walstein A. Gooding, George H. Hall. David A. Hamlet. Oscar C. Hand, William H. Herring, William J. Howison, John W. Littlefield, Aaron D. Magee, Samuel H. Maguire, Samuel E. McConnell, George E. Morrissey, John Roath, Warrington D. Rogers. Henry B. Schwartz. Edward G. Tuttle. Francis Walter. Thomas D. Warren. William H. Willey. Owen S. 1872 Blakemore. William F. Henshaw. Henry C. Jack, Eugenious A. 1873 Chaytor, Edmund C. Hanks, A. P. R. Howland, Walter S. Keleher. James T. Newcomb. Frank H. Keep pushing — ' tis iviser than silling aside. And dreaming and sighing, and 7,viling Ihe tide. In life ' s earnest battle they inly prevail. Who daily wareh onward and never say fail. " 1874 Coffin, diaries F. Gushing, William H. Fitzpatrick, Tames McLellan, Charles H. Randall, Frank B. W ' adsworth, Frank G. F. Whitworth, Horace C. 1875 French, David McC. 1876 Brown, Thomas B. Dyce, Charles F. Fengar, Charles C. Munroe, Charles W. Owen, Frederick E. Remick, Oliver P. Wild, John F. 1878 Chalker, James H. Dennett, Alexander Foote, Charles H. Howison, Andrew J. Pedrick, Willits Webber, Eugene P. 1883 Gutchin, Xathanicl E. McLenegan, Daniel B. Nash, Charles F. Noonan, Edward J. Robinson, William 1885 Boyd, Harry L. Champlain, Richard W. Spear, Herbert W. 1886 Myers, William C. 1887 Bowen, Denis F. Brereton, James I. Turner, Orrick N. Coyle, John B. Falkenstein, Fred R. ' allat, Eugene, Jr. 1889 Butler, Harry U. O ' Donovan, James M. Slay ton, Henry L. 1890 Maher, George B. 1891 Ballinger, James G. Cochran, Claude S. Dorry, John E. Johnston, Charles E. Levis, Francis A. Winram, Samuel B, 1892 Berry, John G. Edmonds, Samuel P. Howison, Andrew J. Joynes, Walker W. McAllister, Charles A. Zastrow, Charles W. 1893 Green, Carl M. Jones, Levin T. Maccoun, William E. 1894 Wood, Horatio N. 1895 Gamble, Aaron L. Maxwell, William L. Schoenborn, Henrv F. Walton, John Q. 1896 Bryan, John L Harvey, Urban Kotzschmar, Hermann Lewton, Theodore G. Norman, Albert C. Pedrick, Willets Porcher, Christopher G. Turner, John B. Wheeler, Charles A. Wright, Robert E. 1897 Davis, Edwin W. Halpin, Robert F. Rock, Samuel M. 1898 Minor, Byron A. 1899 Crozier, Joseph H. 1900 Root, Charles S. 1901 Adams, Robert B. Newman, Quincv B. O ' Malley, William A. Usina, Michael 1902 David, George W. Farwell, Lorenzo C. Gilbert, Williarn J. McMillan. California C. 1903 Ker, Lucien J. 1904 Curtis, James C. Patterson, Albert F. Young, Frederick H. 1905 Carr, John T. 1907 Maglathlin, Webb C. 1913 Hunnewell, Frederick A. Editor ' s Note — Please forvjard any corrections or additions to the above lists to the Academy for information of the Editor, Tide-Rips ' 31. " you -d ' crc busy hciii; glad And cheering people wlio iccrc sad. Although our heart might ache a bit You ' d soon forget to notice it. " 1915 Bo vle -, George W. Cliapnian. Edwin E. Harding. Silas H. Jensen, Peter knowles. Herbert M. Lofberg, Gus B. Lippincott. Chester A. Phillips. Tames F. Richardson. John W. Sands. Simon R. Tunncll. William E. 1920 Crowley, Ralph T, Kelly, John Lincohi, Frank B. Rasmussen, Martin W. 1922 Wilcox, Howard 1923 Price. James A. 1924 Adams, Harold B. Anderson, Chester McP. Austermann, William J. Bowman, William Brady. James F. Buskin, Jerome J. Craig, Arthur J. Davis, Arthur W. Desses, Emanuel Dierlam, Ralph W Endoni, Eugene S. Etzweilcr, Charles Peak, Clifford D. Foley, William L. Hamm?rstrom, Lloyd O. Harvey, Sidney A. HaugfTi, Niels ' s. ll?,ye ' , Ralph R. Howe, Harry C. Jacobson. William H. Tacof. Julius F. Littlefield, Oswald A, Maclntyre. Angus S. jVIcCann, John McCluskey. Leroy M. McKean, George W. Moale, Edward S. Nelson, Frank H. Ransom. Mudge A. Short, Philip A. Stuart, Frank B. Trester, Glen E. Young, Kenneth L. 1925 Bernier, George N. Dryden, William C. Duke, Charles L. Gower, Harry T, Hodson, Richard P. Osborne. Eugene T. Parker. Leonard E. Plumnier. Charles C. Purdy. Paul E. Rowland. Herbert F. Shaw, Pliilip E. Singer. Michael B. 1926 Anderson. Chester A. Armstrong, Louis J. Bergen, Martin J. Borden. Alton E. Hahn. Edward E.. Jr. Holtze. Edward ' . Hopkins, Hugh ' . Lossdon, DeEarle M. MacLean. Archibald J. Melka, Leonard M. Ninness, Ernest A. Reeder, John H. Smallev. Albert T. Skofield. Ellis P. Sullivan, Christojihcr J. Todd. Dorian E. 1927 Anderson. Walter S. Raker, Irving E. Rartlett, C. H. Betzmer, Henry T. Cliarte. ' incent T. Childs. Chester C. Coler, Kenneth A. Connor, Harold L. Cronk, Paul B. Crowley, John P. Davis, Kenneth S. de Otte, Donald F. Fletcher, John A. Furey, Robert N. Fulford, Nathaniel S. Griese, L. C. Guisness, Carl E. Hesler, Donald D. Hisbce, Frank D. Hilton, Carl H. Home, Richard L. Hunter, Robert E. Jacobs, Donald G. Jewell, Henry T. Jackson, Robert S. Johnson. Ernest B. Kelliher, John W. Kent Edward M. Lank. Rutherford B. Littlefield, Gordon A. Martin. John H. Meals, Frank M. Mealilman, Stewart P. Moody. Beverly E. Morrill, Arthur G. Nelson. Norman M. Perkins. Fordyce B. Paden, Clarence C. Pollio. Frank E. Rosenthal, Joseph S. Round, Louis J.. Jr. Simonson. Dale R Simpson. Roland E. Snu ' th. Emette B. Tomkiel. Frank Wai h, Herbert F. " hittlesey, George C. ' iIcox, Ben C. Wolff, William M. 1928 Eastman, Frederick D. Edwards. Leslie D. Johnson. Frank K. Thompson, Chester W. Whitfield, Edwin C. 1929 Dexter. Dwight H. 1 D(i not. then. Stand idly i vithui for sonic i rcatcr zcork to do; Fortnnc is a lazy goddess — Sl]c will ncz ' Cr conic to voit. ' ' GAXGWAY FOR COAST GUARD Gangway for Coast Guard, Gangway for Coast Guard, Trusty are Cadets ho wear the white and the Jikie, Reliantly we call on them for they will fight it through. And we ' ll carve each name, in our Hall of Fame, To commemorate the Kay-dets of the Coast Guard. Chorus: The gale is roaring in the Northeast, And riling up the temper of the Coast Guard beast. The Bear ' s equipped with paws, inside of which are claws. It ' s harder to hold him on the leash, than to let him use his jaws, Objee ! 01)jee ! Pride of Coast Guard Leather lungs together with a Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Now loose Objee, and we ' ll swear he will win the glory for C. G. A. forever. {Continued front page 209) all kinds of songs, and three musical clubs. Every season sees several new songs, — the latest, " Coast Guard for e ' er, " the worrls and music of which were ■ritten by Cadet Arthur A. Bryer, has taken the fancy { all. Bandmaster Pesses has written the music iur several of our new songs, notably " ' ictory, " and " Dip, " both -ery popular — he is also arranging the musical score for the coming show " Cruise of 19, 0. " The great interest the Co rps has shown in music lately is due in a large extent to his vigorous eli ' orts. Lieutenant Lee H. Baker has also been responsible to some extent for the awakening of the Corps, and he himself has contributed many songs and verses. The show, " Cruise of 1929, " was bis t)ntstanding success. Of the highly enjoyalile concerts of classical music given monthly bv Band- master Jenks and his excellent musicians little need be said — they have given us much pleasure. Such great progress has been made liy the Corps in the past few years that we have high hopes for the education of the Cadets of the future along the lighter lines of life. " Her ' .v siiid no. hut Iter licart saiil vcs: A liltlc l lcailinti had zcoit that day. But he missed the ' yes ' and lie eaiiiiht the A pity that itten leill hitiiider so. And thtis :eas sf ' illed froiti his eliiinsy hand The (joldeit treasure of haffiness. " Tlic royal blue is the loyal line Of the Coast Guard Kaydct Corps. The ( Icaiiiiitf H ' hitc is the shiiiiiu light Of the Coast Guard Kaydef Corps. A thousand flags are flying When our foes come into Z ' iezv; A thousand flags are dipping To the zchite and royal blue. Supreme is our position. And migJity is our szi ay — So dip your colors to the Corps And go upon xour zva . One Hiindrcy Eighty-s x THE DEFENSE OF THE EAGLE MILITARY :r_ gS 5 3 a I Pi i H 2: O . «■« " Uniform? What ' s the uniform? " — " With jerseys, sir " — " belts, bayonets, ihts. " " Butt right mister ! Butt right ! ! " " Cover down in file ! — you can see you ' re out of hue ! — up in the end — eyes up ! eyes up 1 1 " ' ' Compane-e-e-e halt ! " One-two, one-two-three — get it together ! " " Guides fall out and correct pieces " — and so on for four hours a week besides the little entertainment every Saturday morning. What a " gripe " it was the first year. Special drills in the loliliy — manual of arms at night — even had to sleep with our " dear " Springtields occasionally. All the time it was drill, drill, drill — even the sight of a rifle soon caused us untold gloom. But we became " military " in time and actually cultivated a " brace " that was almost satisfactory. " Seventy-five more drills to go " — " sixty " — " forty " — " ten ' ' — and then the long long grinds before that first graduation. As it " is was and ever shall be " the " sand blowers " won the com]ietitive drill cup and the exercises were over. The cruise came on, but part with " Miss Springfield " we could not — one hundred rifles were set in the racks aboard the Hamilton. We loaded munitions for day.s — mines, sahites, powder bags — and many were the gun drills we had. " Quarters! " — " the second secticm will disassemble automatic pistols — the third section lay forward on the five-inch gun " — Did the things ever work? — But so many salutes were fired — twenty-one in Horta, twenty-one in England, twenty- one in Belgium, France, Spain, Gibraltar. Africa, Madeira. In Madeira we watched some target practice — the Portuguese .Artillery were trying their skill — we wanted to show them how, but somebody said " No. " One Hundred Ninety-two Wf ' " " B ' -.« f-.. ' " -Hi. -■«:-• V-« »- . E vW. ' flft Mj »?i 1 ..J -J 7;,Hi lsJ,nid h,st stand After the cruise we had " P-rades " — long hours of marching from wilderness to wilderness — remember the " ' ])resent hatchets " as the firemen gave us a salute? It was Armistice Day or something — and we dedicated statues — footljall fields too. " Uniform? ' hat ' s the uniform: - ' " With jerseys, sir. " — " belts, bayonets, rifle ■ ' Butt right mister ! Rutt right ! ! " " Cover down in file ! — you can see you ' re out of line! — up in the end — eyes up! eyes up!! " — " Compan-e-e-e-e halt! " " One-two, one-two-three — get it together! " " Guides fall out and correct pieces " — another year of that. More parades. " Second class will shoot at the armory " — and for many weeks we learned the rudiments of marksmanship — twenty-two caliber on the target range — ])re- liminaries for the range work the following summer. 177r experts. 30% sharp- shooters. 409i marksmen — Init it was just the indoor rang e. Graduation exercises — the " sand lilowers " again take the cup. Xow we start in earnest. " Firing partv lav in the boat " — " butt detail on deck " — " shove off ii- the bow " — and the boatload of dungaree dressed cadets make off toward Plum Island via the " Reclaimer. " Turn on a few pages — don ' t we look like tramps? Piut how c-.Mnfortable we were! It was a most enjovable month — every day shortly after sun-up, we hooked on our precious canteens, slung our ritles over our shoulders, score pads One Hundred Xiiicfy-tliu-c in our iiockets — and liikL ' l frdiii the laiidin f to the raii e — a mere halt hour across the plains. It was just like one long picnic — preliminaries in the morning — sore shoulders, swollen lips — sandwiches, (ham and cheese or cheese and ham) — then fired for record in the afternoon. How small the target looked at five hun- dred yards — and smaller still when we tried " surprise tire. " ■■ Ready on the right — ready on the left — ready on the firing line. " " Tweet- tweet " (whistle) — Crack! — crack! — crack-ack-ack! — and down go the targets. " Five, four, three, three, swalm! " — " Swaho? " — " Hey. re-disk five! " — " F " ive, four, three, three, swabo " — ' " Who the h — 1 is that on five? " The swimmins: After the rifle was fine. ])ractice was over a w ' eek was spent on the forty-five caliber automatic pistol — how easy it looked. I: ut we learned in time. Then came the machine guns — that was quite a sport — how the field was swe])t by those leaden missiles. We qualified practically one hundred per cent. The sub-machine gun and automatic ritle followed and by the time our traiinng was completed we felt like age old veterans. Remember the hours of noon as we lay sprawled out in the sunshine? New London had many memories — the coming cruise many anticipations — how soft the grass felt to our weary limbs! A " hull session. " more firing, the hike back to the dock, and then the w-ait for the Reclaimer. That night we would stand watches — O ' D ' s and Coxs ' ns — the third classmen did the rest (rest). After two months of the " golden sands of old Miami ' s shore. " " St. Pete, " Havana, etc., we proceeded back to Charleston and conducted short-range battle practice. .Spotting, sjilash diagrams, tracking boards, jilotting boards, fire control, observing parties — ask " Fritz. " Throughout the cruise gun-drill was held almost every day — and infantry drill was never neglected whenever opportunity arose — much to our displeasure. But the cruise did end in time and after our long awaited September leave one more year of drill, drill, drill, confronted us. This time we heard no more " liutt right mister! " — " eyes up! eves up!! " — we were first classmen now ' . For several months we shifted positions in the battalion till we all had had our turns at guide. " P. O., " Platoon leader, and on u]) to Battalion Commander. Then the best men were selected for permanent ])ositions. The horizontal stripes looked good — and swords were so much lighter than rifles — Init " P. O. " wasn ' t so bad. One thing though we " l! never forget — " b ' irst class go to the Armory " — " Oh, what a gripe! " — small arms, large arms, all kinds of arms — firing lock, sight gear, breech mechanism — projectiles, fuses, primers, — powder bags, mines, detonators — did w-e miss anything? And then the fire control practice— range finder, range keeper — talker, plotting, tracking — Gosh, here coines " Freddie " — did everybodv get the word ? — what ' s the matter with our class ? — But never mind, onlv two months to go — what! who said " ballistics? " One Huiidrcil Xincly-four Tlae Sea Of all the ' i ' oiutcrs Cod Inilti iimdc. Ihcrc ' s innn- of lliciii, to iiic, So zcoiulcifiil. so fira ' Crfiit. so miijhly us tlir si ' a. The sea. the sea. Ihe open sea. so rust, so deep, so blue. Reflects both sfonii eloi ds leaden icraek and Aurora ' s rosy hue. In northern latitudes the -n ' ai ' es [ rind midst the field of iee. hi soutlieru " ieafers off shore z ' inds are redolent zcith spice. In eahns. its zcaters smooth and still, unruffled and serene. In ( ales, its frenzied wrath is lashed by mii hty p ozeer unseen. Changeable. et unelunu eahle. so limitless. Z ' ast and free. The greatest zeonder Cod halli made, the zvst and open sea Lieut. Comdr. H. N. Perham {Continued from page 259) The War of 1812 came just a.s the tnwn was .getting on its feet and gave it a further set-back, but the whaling industry, interrupted by the War, began its great growth alx)ut 1817 and did not cease until the end of the whaling era at which time New London had become second only to Kew Bedford as a whaling port. It was from Xew London that the first L ' nited States Naval Expedition set forth in 1775 and this fleet was largely officered by New London men. Based on the long established record of the Connecticut Revenue Fleet was the United States Revenue Cutter Service wliich has always been more or less closely connected with New London, and of whose splendid record now as the Coast Guard, New London is justly proud. People do not lack strength, they laek zeill. " Victor Hugo " Alas! to think hoze people ' s ereeds Arc contradicted by their deeds. " Silence is a true friend zvho nez ' cr betrays. " Confucius Ouc Hundred Nincly-five On " lluudrcd Ninrty-si.v -.a C iflBH BP " tf P ' ' 1 " W i ' ■ m 3 1 1 ' ,iWm ' - Old ' Hundred Ninctv-scven t 1. : i-,:iiiii,i III,- jih ' i.i I. " Sec the bullets fly. ' " 3. The Reclaimer ganii shifts 4. Noon hour 5. -Mark .sv;v». ' " 6. " Ill the butts— hello! " 7. li ' c wait for the Reclaimer 8. Coffee, ham. and cheese One llunihcd Kinelx-eiqht m 2. ' 1 In- automatic rifle 3. Machine gunning 4. Anti-aircraft practice 5. Linuiiiii; llic mortars 6. Defcitdiity the last trench 7. Bringing rfoii ' ii the enemy 8. " Was ihc hitr One Hundred Ninetx-nine 1. ' I ' lir officers string 2. Vc parade in Norwich 3. The tart ct raft 4. Snif incj in the rain (?) 5. .„ ,■ r, 6. Merlin lakes a crack 7. Graduation day 8. The liineh zvaiion Tzco Hundred - 3 .-»? ' N ■ x A ' , - J - fcj,H i . •♦. - i 1. ' (,■ targets 2. Standing by 3. Cock on the rock 4. Tzi ' ch ' c inch gun flashes fire 5. " Ready on the right— 6. The red rag 7. A picnic lunch S. Tlie Uiortar goes off T ' LO Hundred One JJ ' licrc counter sfar-strcaius meet and blend, U ' licrc suns and comets fix. We zvakc at last in liuinan form To fonder zvliencc and why. A billion billion ac es lafscd, . trillion zi ' orlds Zi ' cnt by. Ere we could rise front lifjlit and dust To labor. Un ' c. ami die. Far out z ' itliin the Milky Way Our l ellet Earth is cast. Whose children dream that mind zeill liz ' e When all the stars haz-e fassed. Jl ' e cannot ( limfse the future ' s gift. Hut one thought holds us fast — To try. to think, to loz ' c, and then To zvuish in the J ast. " Two Hundred ' zc. TEA PAP.TY ON BOARD MT ttxx-. C I A IL ¥ .1 4i yM ' ' ' The first formal oj SOCIAL HoiK ' worn out is flic phrase, " The Cadets arc ttivitcd and zcill attend . ' " So often Itave ' u ' C heard it — so often haz ' e others heard it. Soincfiines zee like it — sometimes we don ' t — hut we " icill attend. " The Formals The formal dances at the Acacleiiiv were always most enjoyahle — the decora- tions were always beautiful — and the air of dit,niity about the whole affair was always impressive, as we tirst were thrust into the " limelight. " l ut as for the " monkey-jackets " (dress uniforms) — we have heard that these instruments of tortiu ' e are a siu ' vival of the days of tiie old Siianish Inquisition — tl.ey were intended to be made of cast iron l)ut were found to he ([uite etifective as they are — but then we really did enjo}- that " Oh! doesn ' t he look just too cute witli all those little gold buttons? " As the " monkey-jackets " became more and more of a " gripe " — and as the Cadet Orchestra finally ])ut on the finishing touches to their rhythmical melody, the inforinals came to the fore, and often on the s])ur of the moment, usually when all hands were on the " conduct grade, " the brilliant idea broke out, and quickly the Executive Ofificer was iuA ' ited, then asked for liberty, chaperons selected, " Femmes " brought together, and the music struck up. How often has our " social training " given excuse for such tmexpected liljert - ! Basketball Daeces Here Jenks and his " merry-makers " shine. Manv were the victories (and sometimes losses) that w-ere delightfull) ' to])iieiI by an hour of " ta]) " dancing — these are our most informal affairs. . hvays they fall whv ? . t these affa; I the the second or fourth Saturday of the month — we wonder inly iiarties at which the classes attend separately, a " ic ' o Hundred I ' nur The Persian gardni llii ' St-aiiisli [lardcn pleasant afternoon is spent in the Cadet recreation room, usually to the tune of the radio or the orthophonic victrola. while we lightly turn about the floor with the ■ ' fairest of the fair " in our anus, or balance tea cups on our knees. 99 How terrifying they seemed at first — then they became a pleasure. First we were to call at the Superintendent ' s home, leave two cards — or was it three? — have a little " chat " — then call at the hnnies of the rest of the . .cademv Statt These are the shining lights following the terrors of the mid-year exams — they are program dances and great is the confusion as we lose track of the luunbers. The entire complement of the Officers and Cadets of the . rmy. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard in the vicinit - crowd int(j the haHrtxjm of the Mohican roof garden. C)ccasionally space is available for a few steps. However, the dance is really always verv enjowible. The Charity Ball The annual " spree " of Xew I ondon — the first class only may attend and are first given several lectures. Imagine a Caflet actuall}- on liberty at three o ' clock in the morning! — l)ut it comes but once a vear. The graduation formal of 1929 was the last dance held in the old dance hall. The decorations were the most beautiful and effective ever planned in the history of the Academy. The entire hall was c(jnverted into a Spanish garden with thousands of fl(jwers. overhanging vines, harmoniousl) ' shaded lights — and the Coast Guarfl Orchestra kept us dancing till two o ' clock in the morning. Tzi:o Hundred Five " Got a (latf t()nij;lit? " — A Cadet ' s litxrty is so sliort — and they are few and far between — hence if the ancient adage alwut which so many poems are written must hold true, then considerable association with the fairer sex must be main- tained. With the assistance of Connecticut College this becomes quite simple A cadet rarely has more than one " date " jier libert - — and then she may be the " O. A. O. " ' e fi)und the Belgian damsels most attractive — at the Ambassador ' s Ball we were a bit dazzled — and rovaltv did not claim all the honors. Here we first met with the Sjianish Senoritas. The tea party was held on board the Hamilton and though much of the conversation was but so many sounds, we got along wonderfully. That evening at the dance by the most select Cas- tilian Club in La Coruna, we made even more progress, though we still wish we had studied a bit more Spanish. We had no trouble in Paris — wonder why? Ill Casa Blaeca The first class attended a native Arab feast — sitting on the floor and eating with the fingers out of a common pot was ciuite a novelty — the Blue Pavilion in the French Ouarter added the required civilized touch after the days among the Africans. That was almost like a premature arrival at home — The American girls vacationing along the coral beaches gave us a most enjoyable time at the several dances held there — and the bathing! Never had we seen such a choice collection of girls as we found alioard the Champlain that first night — acquaintance was made at the gangway. ' c were sorrv for the cadets in the orchestra who could but watch us whirl aliout. " Caro- lina Mo-o-o-o-n-n-n. " FeMiandioai, Fia» In which we lea rn the " shag, " " the fish tail wiggle. " and dance with half the married women in Florida (and the little girl in white). Some of us enjoyed the pleasant bathing. 7 ' wo Hundred Six a, Fla. At first we thought we were too quick in making comparisons, Init the beach parties at the Cabanas, the private home gatherings, the tea party aboard the Mendota, and finally the farewell party on the Columbus Hotel roof will always remain among our pleasant memories. La Playa — the native cabaret — the Casino — the Plaza roof garde St Petersbiurgj Fla. Much mail addressed in delicate writing now comes from there. The mos ' . hospitable town of all. The tea dance and the yacht club. We return — and find New London still our own — we make no comparisons with New London — it can be equalled but not excelled. The new third class has several tea parties while we are awav — whites or no whites thev came of? well. After a most e.xciting football game we mingle with the Cadets of Norwich University and the girls gathered from miles and miles around at quite a pleasant dance. But those Armv cots ! The Ne w Gymmaisiiiam This is now to be the scene of our future dances until the completion of the New Academy. The first formal dance of 1930 was held here and this was the first occasion of the third class bursting forth in " monkey jackets. " The decorat- ing was valentine and included Heaven, Hell, and other places. The dance was punctuated by the announcement that the cadets had trimmed Vermont in bas- ketball. It is iiozc Spring — Spriinj is the time -n ' licn a!! life sreiiis to be bright and elieerful — tliis Spring to iis leilf be outstanding among man — it is our hist season as Cadets — rightfully it should be Spring — ei ' ery- thing % ' iU soon be in bloom and the songs of the birds ' i ' ill ring in our ears. H ' e are just about to step into life — real life. Our sehool days are almost over, but t ' e will carry their assoeiations in our hearts for- ever. Two more times shall we don our " monkey-jaekets " — tlien thev shall be sfoz ' ed azeay as a relie of the days Zir loz ' e — days that zcill soon be no longer the present — but be bye-gone days. Two Hundred Seven Two Hundred Rhiht THE CADET ORCHESTRA For several years the Caik-ts have liad an iiii|iromptu orchestra, but it has only been within the past -ear that it has actually become a full-fledged dance orchestra. Previously those musical]}- inclined . ot together and otTered a welcome change of music during the intermission at our regular formal dance- . Just before the cruise, however. Bandmaster Albert J. Pesses was assigned to the Cadet Corps, and immediately he proceeded to develop a real orchestra. All through the cruise they played at dances and tea parties, and their music was received with the wholehearted approval of the Corps. After the cruise the new class added promising material, and such strides were made that the Cadet orchestra has played the entire course and been very popular at the man - informals we have recently had. The orchestra now is a permanent factor in Cadet activities, and adds one more accomplishment to this corps of a hundred-odd Cadets. THE GLEE CLUB The glee club afifords opportunity for self-expression in music for those who do not play instrvmients. Bandmaster Messer is responsible for the strides taken by the Glee Club, and their tirst public appearance during the show of 1929 was very favorable. Attired in dress whites or " broken " service, they presented a very pleasing sight as their " Remember, " " Deep night, " " It ' s a mystery, " and " Gypsy love song " softly wafted over the audience. This year Bandmaster Messer is again moulding the club into shape, and their final performance is being looked forward to with pleasant anticipation. THE STRING ENSEMBLE Not satisfied to limit the musical activities of the Corps to a dance orchestra, a string ensemble has been formed, and due to the able instruction of Bandmaster Pesses, from all over the barracks we hear the melodious strains or guitars, man- dolins, banjos, and " ukes " — all developing a new harmony long lacking in our academy life. Often we hear their general rehearsals, and one might close his eyes and imagine himself far off among the natives of those Pacific Isles where such strains mingle with the song of the waves as thev ripple over the pearl-strewn lagoons. The graduation plav is not far off and its musical features give promise of great success. MUSIC The Academy is now practically one hundred per cent musical. E er - f ' adet is either writing music, playing an instrument, or singing in the Glee Club. Several years ago the musical achievements at the Academy were iiractically nil. We had no songs to speak of, and we had no musical clubs — now we have {Continued on puijc 185) T-lVO Hundred Nine !■ . , I ' " ( ' riiA i- Slioivcrs " La Sriii ' rila Colicnta The Cav Caballcro (The Annua! Musical Slinw by the Cadcf Cnr s) now IT ALL CAME ABOUT At ease in the ooze and slime of a inesozoic morass a tiny liacterium lived and loved and philosophized on the tough luck of being a bacterium. A hard lot was his. Oh, a very, very, hard lot. He was bored, most depressinglv bored. All by himself in the cold cruel world. " ' oe is me, " said little Billy Bacillus (for it was he). " I will go balmy with the heat. " Yet he didn ' t go balmv, but continued to live and love and exist in his own small way, longing ever for the ways and means of banishing the soul depressing l)oredom of his humble existence. . 11 through the ages Billy ' s progeny, satiated with life, have cast about them fur methods of alleviating their ennui, .- s they evoluted and evoluted their methods of entertainment slowly, but none the less insiduously, evolved in perharmon with them. We will pass hur- riedly over that period of Pithecanthrope when the principal amusement was the ])ursuit of the elusive Siphonaptera, for mankind was then in abysmal ignorance and pour little Sijjhonaptera in a terrible hurry. Time passed and presently we find friend I ' .illy ' s great-great . . . great grandsons disporting themselves in the arena and ])atting one another plavfully over the head with broadswords, jiick axes, two-by-fours, or what have you, for the edification of the populace. . 11 of which only goes to prove that, since the beginning, man has been seeking relief from tedium. Since the skull-cracking days he has ever shown marked preference for the spectacle of a fellow being in a sad predicament. But Two Hundred Ten time passed, as was possibly noticed by our earliest ancestors, and the good old days of pla s with the quarter-staff and cheese knife have degenerated into a mad scramble of this and that and the other thing and, presto, we have the musical comedy. In the nature of things, the musical comedy must also evolve — but for the better, instead of the worse. We now witness the culmination of the talent of the ages presented by a scintillating cast in the manner supreme. Evolution, thou art vindicated. Billy Bacillus, the Last, has achieved the dream of Billy Bacillus, the First. Here endeth the lesson. Tlie Umitied States Coast Gnaard Acadeany IVesents offer uiiicJi anjiniicnt ami discussion CADET CRUISE 1929 A stupendous musical presentation in the manner of a maestro, and a rollick- ing, rippling, ranting revue of matters whimsical, vital, and frivolous; apropos of nothing in particular. (As presented May 13, 1929) Committed ix Two Acts and enough scenes to warrant a divorce Words: Music: Webster ' s Unabridged From Plagiarist ' s and " Music of the Spheres " Table 46, Bowditch Scenery: Talent: By Accident Oh Yes. Ideas ins])ired hv " Confessions of an Opium Eater. " Dances and ensembles from " Landing Force Manual. " English accent in certain scenes imported at great expense. Ballet from the original Greek with Roaming influence. ATTENTION KAYDETS : Be prepared for any emergency. The lights may go out. There is music in the air. The ether throlis with rhythmic emotion. Resign yourself to this soul-stirring, madly entrancing, melodious melody. Relax and enjoy to the utmost each precious note and lofty chord. ACT ONE Scene One: Hot dope on that sanctum sanctorum, the Academy. Setting in Kaydet ' s room (a place more inviolable than a harem only not so interesting ) 7 ' ao Hundred Eleven ' KAYDET o. 0. n. (Off and On Date) He asked that he remain incognito but for the happiness of the freaker sex just call 9760 and ask for " Gravy. " A. KAYnF.T W. T. Poole ( off stage a cringing x-iolct) ANOTHFR FAUX PA? H. B. Roberts ( why girls leave home ) voiCFS Our own. duckey Glee Club Song Hit of the Scene IT ' S A MYSTERY It ' s a mystery, it ' s a mystery Ifii-u ' ' n llie Hell they ' re goiuia make an officer of ine For lehen I drill I ' m as atc a ' fl ' rf as can be An I am a Kavdet at the Coast Guard ' cad em y JVake II [ ill the moniiii ' ' fore the sun licfiins to shine Villi ha: ' to do an hour ' ; ' ( half o ' physical exercise And zehen iili feel just like viih zeaiita hit the hay Out iih cra ' iK ' l and nne a surf boat clear across the bay It ' s a mystery, it ' s a mystery Hoio ' n the Hell they ' re (jonna make an officer of me For in calc Fm as diiiiib as I can be An I am a Kaydet at the Coast Guard ' cadeiny. Scene Two: Aline . lley and a Bevy of Broad St. Beauties. Draiiatis Personxae (reading from the middle iif) Eleonore Erickson Tilly Tydlacka May Murray (in l ersoii) Attie Arrington Scene Three: ART, according to Isaac Xewton. Rogue ' s Gallery THE MoxOLOCio.MAXiAC D. B. (Silciil ScTdt v ) MacDiamiid HF.B. ._ Lois Lindauer (The Baltimore Blonde) MOXA LISA Juliet Borromey (done in the manner of one Shahesfeare, only better) WINGED VICTORY Patricia Maloney A ' ole: Winged Victory is rightly minus a con- sideralile fart of her anatomy but ' due have per- force stifled our desire for realism. LADY r.oDiVA The Misses Stolfi (one person couldn ' t be so cute) Horse by courtesy of Man-of-U ' ar LAorooN Big Brother Mike Malonev Kid Brother C. O. Ashlex Pop Eddie Fahey .Snake bv coiirlesv Cicero Fire Pefarlineiil Scene Four: Ain ' t it tiic Truth? THE Gori Heloise Hesford ADOxis Q. McK. Greeley Music of divers kinds to fill in while the cast osculates. " DEEP NIGHT " " DOX ' T CRY LITTLE GAL " • I.OXFR COME BACK " Two Hundred T ' a ' che Zazu Zeller Henrietta Herniance Anita Ashley Sheila Sheilds Scene Five: How to get your name in tlie poipers. THE MAN WITH THE OAR EddlC R " ' 3 " Q THE PROLETAKiAT ( Raiding from East to West) Uncle Ben, Cousin Hank, A Friend, Aunt Hetty, and a feller who was sparking Mary Ann at the time. Wave motion perpetrated by William Scliissler ; mathematical correctness vouched for by Lieu- tenant Richards. Scene Six: Count von Liverwurst (Aristocracy performs for our edification). „£ _ G. W. Nelson .■;he R- M. Ross IX . Supplied by both gentlemen Suit by Lipchanski Scene Seven: SPAIN, according to Hoyle. Notice: Ladies down front will please remove their hats. THE GARRULOUS KAYDET Art Hesford L. SENORITA CALiEXTA Greta Greeley LAS BAiLLERAS Laclies Indecorous THE GALLOPiXG GVMXASTK s WHO iiAxiE ALONE O. A. Petersen and C. M. Perrott THE GAY CABALLERO Hank Stolfl Alusic Gangway for Coast Guard Precious Little Thing Called Love First Spanish Dance . . . Espana Waltz Second Spanish Dance — Tango Gyp.sy Love Song — Victor Herbert Gay Caballero THE GAY CABALLERO I am a gay caballero Acoininij from Rio Janiero With me iiilv hair And full of hot air I ' m an exfert at shooting the bnll-o I ' m seeking a fair seiiorita Mot thin and not too much meat-a I ' ll i ' oo her a ' ichile In inv Argentine style .hid carry her off of her feet-a I ' ll tell her I ' m of the nobdio A III! live in a great big castilio I innst hai ' c a miss II ' ho ' II long for a kiss And not say oh don ' t be so silly-o. F?ETURN TO ,, „ , , ri , J tco Hundred Ihirleen RESEARCH DEPARTMENT C dluiiii ' o diHl nil- iii:ii,! ilc i III- fairies Intermission ACT T ' 0 Scene Eight: Ballet Russe de Dansaut Sans Souci. A Glittering Galaxy of Gyrating Girlies. GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS Music lendelsson: Adapted and arranged zv ' ith principal arias from Siiupsoii and d ' Lily. Motif {Highbroii. ' zcay of dishing the applesance) The winds (pronounced wine-ds ) ha e assembled as the breath of Spring approaches from the Northward. Spring is preceded by the Helaments. Hela- ment sub one is closely followed by Under and Over as reported from the target raft. Under and Over are followed by . Complete Miss. Enter a couple of brainstorms — I ain and Gentle Showers. They sprinkle as they go. Gentle Showers and the other wet smack are rajjidly followed by two more damp damsels representing Thunder and Lightning. . 11 the Helaments assemble and hold a gunnery conference. After much circling thev decide that nothing can be done until the return of Spring and Better Weather. Spring and Better Weather become more intimate and the energy of Showers gradually disappears, noticeably affecting the strength of Thunder and Lightning. Finally they decide that if target practice is to be held it must be done lie fore the beginning of the leave period. With this in mind they leave the stage to hold Night Battle Practice somewhere off Avon Street. This part cannot be staged because of the Government secrets involved. Cast of C. ' ric.xtures si ' L. SHV Zaza Zeller UNDER Annie .Ashley (j jn Hermoine Hermancc A COMPLETE MISS Slieba Shields RAIN (sound fog signal) Emma Erickson CENTi.E SHOWERS Ennetta Arnngton THUNDER Ma Murray lightning Tiny Tydlacka SPRING Priscilla Perrott BETTER WEATHKK Petey Petersou Two Hundred Fourlccn i Scene Nine: The Winsome Warblers. Starring the Glee Chih. Cause of the Disturbance {readimj an z ' av oii please) Isl Tenors Imi Tenors R. Curry W. L. Clemmer D. B. T IacDiarmid G. Van A. Graves F. A. Lucian C. Harding G. Meyer G. A. Knudsen Baritones Basses R. J. Borromey H. F. Slade D. Morrison S. R. Sands R. J. Roberts E. F. Sellers S. H. Mackiewicz C. R. McLean Scene Ten: The Great Navigator. COLOMBO Eddie Faliey THE XAVIGATOR Art Hesford CORTEZ DE MENA.XDEZ Taques Harding ENRICO DE CONVICTO Butch Phillips Scene Eleven: A cute little skit resembling an accident looking for a ])lace to hapjien. CLARA BLOW ( nom de plume only " ) Anita Ashley DAPPER DAN (self-confessed alias) like Malone Scene Twelve: A sister Act featuring a cou] le of brothers. Something unique. astouxdixg! new!! different!!! The One Who Stutters G. Van A. Graves The One Who Mumbles O. A. Peterson Sister ' s Boy Fiend D. M. lorrison Scene Thirteen: Showing how little girls get tlieir necks broken for being " True to me and true to you and true to the rest of the rest of the Academy too. " Note : It was with the greatest difficulty that we obtained this performance. The casualties during rehearsals were atrocious. Generous applications of arnica and a kilometer or so of adhesive ta])e were necessary to keep the leading lady in shape for the performance, cvp THE BLOOD J. N. Zeller THE GENTLEMAN WHO ASSERTS HIMSELF C. M. Perrott THE WOMAN WHO PAYS CO. Ashley Scene Fourteen: The Hot Potato Hoofers. VIM P. S. Lyons viv. ciTY B. H. Brallier VIGOR G. H. Miller VITALITY I L De Martino Pick ' em up and lay ' em dozen Scene Fifteen: A glimpse of the Great Miite ' ay and a bit of the philosophy of the Mioopee Makers residing there. {Continued on paije 314) ' I zvn Hundred Fifteen r jjj V ' Call all hands to man the halliards, sheets, and tend the other year — ■ Heai ' e aieax and zeith a zvill beeanse it ' s hoinezeard zee zedl steei ' — .-];;( zee ' II sin( in joyful ehorns in the zeatehes of the ni( ht. For zee ' ll siyht the shores of home before the (jray dazen brings the liijht. Up aloft amid the ri ijin( blozes the loud exnltiiui gale; Like a bird ' s zeide out-stretehed pinions spreads on high eaeli szeelling sail — Aiul the zeild zeaz ' es eleft behind us seem to murmur as they flozv, There are loz ' ing hearts that zeait you in the land to zehieh ' ou go. " Many thmisand miles behind us. many thousand miles before: Ancient ocean heaz ' cs to zeaft us to the zeell renumbered shore. Cheer up Lads, bright smiles azeait you from the fairest of the fair. And her loz ' ing eyes zeill gj ' cct yon zeith kind zcelcome ez ' erxzi ' here. — Adapted from Lnglish I ' ersc Tzvo Hundred Si.vtccn Jte iui fcs ,. CRUISE I ' Two Hundred huihlcci Tit ' O Hundred Xinctcen A Soi{IIi Sill Si .?) Cruise of ' T emty Eiglit Final exams were a thing of the past, t rachiation of the class of Twenty- eiijht a memory, and the clays which followed of hendins - sail, carrying munitions, loading stores — nights of liherty. dates, and the " ] ' . C. K.. " finally terminated in that last night of May — all hands were ahoard, watches had hegnn — we lay sprawled out upon our blankets, faces turned to the stars, antici]iating with a strange thrill that linal glimpse of disapi)earing land as we would make our !irst rendezvous with nld King Neptune. 1 I 1 i I The strains of " My Blue Heaven " softly died away that da - as we went down to the sea anfl the sea came up to meet us. The first few hours were like the calm before the storm — everything was so smooth and jieacelul. But ere night came the crash, and the miseries of the next three da s of pitching and tossing as we wearily stood our watches very soon taught us the great might of the eternal and the utter puniness of mere man. However, soon the sun smiled again; one by one we came to life and all was gay once more. ' e were now (piite familiar with lite on our many winged training vessel, and were well on c)ur way toward our goal — to be readied after three weeks of sailing, steaming, sailing — three weeks which lengthened into months, into years, only to shrink into a few flashing hours when finally that goal was in sight — the Old World and adventure ! Luxuries were quite numerous — every third night not counting time out for " invoking the zephyrs " we could slee]) for almost six hours straight. . nd every day after quarters we were issued a lialf bucket of fresh water for each two of us — water in which to bathe, sha e. wash, etc. Two Hundred T-ucnty liispi-Lliitn on the " Ham " — o tliousand iiiilcs from noii ' lwrc As the engines grudgingly kept nji their ni(inoti)noiis (h " i)ne and the waves swishefl and swashed against our rulhng. moving hulk, vc stood oin " watches and the sails flipped and flapped as the winds turned nmre and more to head, till finally that long awaited moment arrived when the lnokout perched well up in the rigging gave that ever stirring cry " LAND HO! " Sure enough, far, far in the distance, scarce distinguishahle among the low lying clouds arose those great peaks which to Colunihus were the last stray vestige of human liabitation as westward he sailed, on and on — the AZORES ! They were a lieautiful sight — as we approached near and nearer — to the right was the volcanic Mount Pico towering high above the clouds; to the left was our destinati(.in. the fair ' like town of Horta. emljedded deep between the folds of the beautiful mountain island of Fayal. lUit there was little time for reflection. Coal and water v. ' ere our oliject and we were to lea e again that night. To each section was allotted a bare two hours ashore. How much we saw and did in those two hours! And then we listened to the droning and swishing once more as the Isles faded away in the distance — LONDON HO! Ouite contrary, however, was the l(jt of our classmates on the Destroyer Shaw. Like Gaul the cadet body had been divided into three parts — one on the Destroyer and two on the Alexander Haitiilfoit — each to change in periods of a month. To them the clinking of escudos and the blabbering of Portu- guese senioritas had liecome a mere common-place, for it was nine davs they sjjent tied up in Ponta Delgoda awaiting the arrival of their sailing sister. How- ever, after gix ' ing us a three day start they again sped on throtigb the waves only to anchor at Gravesend, once more to await our arrival. Tzio Hundred Tiocalx-oiu j lb u - - ' j m W ■ B ' ' WM — . k s- Hi H aS lip the trail alter winding )f the famous The " Ilain " fiiiaHv meets us in Fi-,iii.r As for the " Ham, " she slowly plodded along, and the cr - of " How many days? " was answered liy a steadily decreasing series till finally the lights of the English Channel appeared o er the horizon. The ne.xt day we passed the Destroyer Shaiv. and as she ton behind tis, together we picked our way up the teeming Thames, and about a labyrinth of locks and docks, finallv moored in the shadow Tower of London. It was a hapi)y group of Cadets that luirriedlv completed the task of moor- ing. Quickly they donned the uniform for liberty, fearing lest they lose a few valuable minutes of that long-awaited day. For eight days we relayed at that liberty. Eight days full of everytliing our long leashed minds concocted. London. Wimbledon, Stratford on Avon — eight days of theatres, cabarets and darting cabs — eight days of museums, palaces, hi,storic monuments — eight days of H de Park, Piccadillv Circus, .Sherries, and " yu cahn ' t miss it. " Then once more the locks were opened — up the channel, into the Xorth .Sea. The night was spent anchored olif the Dutch town nf X ' lissingen — a lieautiful moonlit night it was. The next day the Hamilton majestically steamed into view and the long trail up the river Schelde throtigh Holland to P.elgium was begun. Late that afternoon the spires of Antwerp appeared around the bend and soon .ve were docked side by side beneath the rails of the gay " promenahd. " Little time was lost in welcoming us to their land and while some of us spent a most interesting night ashore the rest enjoyed the leisure of our " guinea pullman " commenting upon the beautv of the Belgian damsels who were curiously leaning over the i)romenade rail. Tico Ilumlrcd r-;.r)i .v- ;tO U ' c join tlic Destroyer and stand up to London Antwerp was to all the most enjoyable jjort we were to visit — the welcome was so genuine — the maidens so fair — the francs so plentiful — and after visiting Brussels. Amsterdam, and Antwerp itself, our very lirief stay was terminated with great regret — but Paris stood in the jffing. During the years which had elapsed on our three long weeks at sea, we swore revenge on fate, and so to attempt to portray our days in Paris would merely be another repetition of the old, old story of " wine, women, and song. " After those three feverish nights of the Moulin Rouge, Montmarte, Folies Ber- gere ; intermingled with a variety of — odds and ends, and of course the days in the Louvre, Tuilleries, and — the Sacre Coeur, the funny railways of France once more transported the boys of Uncle Sam across its fertile fields — a happy, tired, contented whole without a centime among the lot. But Cherbourg itself was not without interest, and while the other group was indulging in its tling at Paris, nnich the wiser fcjr uur tales, we observed the life and customs of a little French town. e unfolded before us and many romantic where " Castanets timed the guitars " were Spain was the next land to illusions of the " land of laughter soon shattered. Many of us motored to Santiago where we visited cathedrals of undreamed of magnificence. In La Coruna dances were given in our honor and although the Spanish language was a mystery to most of us, they were enjoyed quite well for the senoritas were easy to look upon. Tic ' o Hundred Twenty-three ! Africa was next on our itinerary l)ut while the " Hani " was slowly creeping southward tiie Destroyer Slunc detoured through the Strait of Gibraltar and several da s were spent by that fanious rock. Gib- raltar w as interesting. The days were spent azini; niion the forts, bartering with the Indians, and finally at a bloody bull-fight. It was gcidd to be able to speak English again. At I ' asa l)lanca we tied up beside the llauiUlou and for a week mingled with the Arabs and Moors. Here everythinfj was dirt ' . it was hot, the morals were low. The e.xcilement of the cruise was now slowly giving way to thoughts of Septem- ber leave and it was not without a feeling of pleasin-e that we cast off our hawsers and ' ])ciinted our craft to the west — to the west where, less than fciin thousand miles away was our own native land. I ' lUt five hundred miles later we stopped at Madeira. Madeira was beautiful. At Madeira we coaled. Coaling is not the most )f. Dirt and grime and grime and dirt. But when it was done we again tasted the joys of something unknown before us — something which would be different every port — liberty in a foreign land. Madeira is Portuguese and again the excudos came and went — sometimes in very familiar quantities. But again we weighed anchor — this time for the longest stretch of the v;ruise. The .seventeen days from Madeira to Bermuda were as uneventful as tbe were monotonous — flying fish, schools of jiorpoise — head winds, heat, work, rain, — firing boilers, shoveling coal — " quahtrs, " " draw you vahter " — seamanship, navigation, engineering — " Pap sheets " and " gripes. " We became so saltv we didn ' t care if we ever saw land again. But as the scuttle-butt crew hotter and Sailing, sailing — pleasant ftmction we could think Oni- first siglit of land — Ihc Azores Tzi ' o Hundrcil ' r: .i-nly-}i ur Siinsi ' t in Havana liotter, and as our meals arew more and more " sea-going. " we cussed the winds and coaxed the engines till at last when several days over our estimated date of arrival the rigging was laden with very, very salty " Kaydets " straining for a sight of land. ' e anchored oil an island of green — how beautiful was that green! The next day we arrived at Hamilton. Bermuda. The Coral Isles were as a step- ping stone to home for that da ' steamers bearing American girls on vacation arrived, and our stay was not without interest. Then the big moment arrived — the last party had returned from libertv. anchor watches gave way to sea watches — and on 4 a. m. that day late in August we sailed on the last long lap of our first cadet cruise. Four days it took. Four days, three days, two days, O-N-E M-O-R-E D-A-Y !— And then Montauk light ! — the river Thames — in the distance Fort Trumbull — how strange it all seemed — like a vague dream — this was home — and the strains of the Academy band again wafted across the shortening distance — the Academy dock was crowded with friends — with a gentle thud the gangway touched the dock — seven o ' clock — New London — had we ever left this town — had we really been to London, Paris, Africa, Spain, or was it all just a dream — surely those hardships were nothing- — and those adventures! — once more the strains of " My Blue Heaven " died away and the cruise of twenty- eight was but a memorv. riu- iiiiU-s are left behind Well timed silence has umcli more eloquence than speech. " " Tasks that seem difficult, and demands that seem unreasonable, are aolden opportunities to become what you never leere before. " On zeatch — the engine room Goldbriekiufi—lhe shaft alley Two Hundred Tzvenly-fix The skyliiu- of Havana Mon-o Casllt The Craise of 1929 " And it is the Captain ' s earnest desire to grant all the liberty possible on this coming cruist- " — that from the Executive Officer as we left New London shortly after the middle of June for the second laj) of the summer cruise. This was going to be a sna]j — on the morrow we were due in Boston — only one day at sea ! — and then the itinerary called for ' ' touching ports at discretion. " The next morning it seemed the sim must have made a mistake for it came up on us on the port side while, since we were heading north for Boston, accord- ing to the astronomy books, it should have come up on the starboard. The gyros were wrong too because they all pointed south when they should have pwinted to Boston. Pretty soon though, we lost our simple faith in " hot dope " and guessed perhaps the sun was all right and we were just a bit sadly misinformed, for the next day, according to our star sights, we were a good way ofi Washington and then changed course due east toward Paris or someplace. Several days later we were up around the Grand Banks, still far from Boston, and had gun drill, with our sister ship as target — too bad all our shells were blanks, because didn ' t all the " scuttle-butt " cotne from her? About the ninth day out anticipation waxed warm for we were headed straight for some kind of land. It was Rockland, Maine — we dropped the hook and for two days awaited the liberty that was not forthcoming. " Hey — hear about the Captain ' s earnest desire? " — this a " griped " voice piped up from somewhere. A few (lays later we actually did get liberty — real liberty — and the Cadets dispersed alxiut the town of Portland, Maine. J-.Triniiij ciiloi ' s TiL ' o Ilundrcil Tu ' ciily-si.v Hon t ' (i.viiyr I I I . Ill ; ' _ Tin- Cadci 0. D. Side boys So Started the second lap of the cruise of twenty-nine — a coastwise cruise this time, the first in several years. The first part had seemed like a grand picnic. Left the Academy in the latter part of May for Gardiner ' s Bay, where for three weeks we were introduced to the art of handling small arms — shooting to hit — and hit we did. Those weeks were really a pleasure as we accumulated a beautiful coat of tan to the tune of " swabo ! " — " mark five. " etc. Every day munching our sandwiches of cheese and bologna, which the next day, just for variety would be bologna and cheese. And on the " Reclaimer, " the only schooner in Uncle Sam ' s service, the first class was given much practice in ])iloting and the handling of sails. But to return to the second lap of our cruise — we were now evenlv divided on the Cliaiiiplaiii and Mendota — the good old Alexander Hamilton finally having passed into oblivion. In Portland we attempted to seek what pleasures we may — but we found Portland was not a foreign port but part of our own United States. A few days at Old Orchard where the water was rather cold but the dancing was not. and we set south for Boston. We actually arrived this time, and after a week about the tangled streets of the censored city, and a few nights at Revere Reach, we again made for Xew London. The three days in our " home town " were uneventful except for a few dances and board meetings at which it was decided that first classmen shall stav aboard ship occasionally. A real fresh z . ' ater slwurr! Furling sail Two Hundred Twciity-seveit - , ' ' =5 _ 7 " ir Academy grounds — tlic " Ham " uiiino., , i ,:i.-.t.nit lands Now the cruise began in earnest, and after abnut ten days of navigating around in circles, two hundred miles off-shore, we touched Old Point Comfort and then anchored in Charleston, South Carolina. We have discussed the events of this southern cruise so much that we loath to say any more — however, let it suffice to say that we were most pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of every port we visited, and man - were the acquaint- ances we made with the attractive girls of the south. At Giarleston the tea party aboard the Cliamplaln served its purpose well, and when the shijw turned out to sea again after many days at Folly Beach and the Isle of Palms, all were glad that we were due to return again two months later. Remember the midnis ' ht excursion of the last night ashore? About an nour after midnight the anchor watch observed a strange white object slowlv moving across the moon ' s reflection and called the quartermaster to his side. . fter many minutes of intense staring into the night the object drew close enough for recog- nition. What a woeful sight it presented! It was an old leaky flat l:)ottomed row-boat in which several cadets attired in dress whites were sitting with muddy water up In their shins, and jiaddling away with bnionis as nars. It appeared they had missed the last ferry boat from the Isle of Palms, and when they arrived at the landing and fnund the b(iat gone, had frantically blinkered to [he Practice Squadron with the automobile headlights. After finally raising the Mcndota and informing tluni ni ' their predicament, the sad message " ' get back as best you can " was flashed hack tu them. The leakv row-boat was the " best vou can. " I Tn. ' o Hundred Ti vnty-ciylil U ' i ' fiiialiy arrive in London after three leeeks at sea We were aware of Fernandina long before we arrived there — we ' ll always remember the sweet perfume, the moonlight ride, the married women, the Florida " shag, " and the enormous mosquitos, as we again turned south after the " special " dance and the midnight bathing. The Coast of Florida was rather an unusual sight — the tall palm trees seemed to stick straight up from the water as the low lying shore line was scarcely visible. At times we would see through the glasses strange buildings of all the softer shades of the rainbow — Palm Beach someone said. Aliami was our next stop — the dances, girls, and bathing parties at this " magic city " have been recalled time and time again, and when we fell into line for the long passage down the Miami channel to Miami Beach an endless stream of cars as far as the eye could reach, accompanied us — all friends — waving a last farewell — for perhaps never again would we meet. After a short pause at Key West we fired tlie salutes and steamed i ast Morro Castle into the harbor of Havana. The Cuban capital probably presented the swiftest time of our cruise — bathing, dancing, and sight seeing were the orders of the day — and they did show us the " real Habaneeya. " Like the water- melons of Charleston, the pineapple of Havana will always be remembered. And of course they had to show us the famous " Tropical Gardens " which really were cool and beautiful. Some people found running fountains of ice cold beer at this unusual place. Two Hundred Twenty-nine ' f (lid all kinds oi tliinss in Haxana — but vu w x- accustomed to foreign lands — all except the native cabaret — tmni which we imuK-diately left for a real American dance at tlie Plaza Hotel rodf. I ' Vom 1 lavana we went to St. Petersljurg. Florida, where we were greeted with the warmest hospitality. Many of us claim that we had our liest time in this " City of Sunshine. " " Watches " meant practically nothing with all the official dances and parties. l ' " riim CiaKeston we remember mostly the heat — and the funny coverings over all llu ' ]iavements of this Texan town. In some respects however, Gal- veston excelled. The short range battle practice held otf Charleston after our torrid sail across the Mexican Culf, with the usual scramble for bunk space on top of the flying bridge each night, was luieventful except that we considered each day of spotting, splashing, observing, and fire controlling as just one more day closer home. Another week in Gardiner ' s Bay after we arrived back in the north provided the necessary " gripe " so essential in the life of e ery cadet just before going home on September leave, and, after a short reunion with old New London, the cruise of 1929 ended with the whistle of the engine as the trains pulled out — homeward bound. The cruise had been a great social success. All over the south the white srjuadron had made a host of friends, and at every jjort the feminine guests over-ran their spotless decks. The flying bridge on a moonlight night was the most poinilar scene, as the rhythmical strains of the music below plaved hide and seek with the beams of the Carolina moon. . nd so as the flying bridge, the last to disap])ear from iew. ])lnna " es over the horizon of time, oiu- fond memories of the Southern Cruise float into the vaults of the i)ast. " Self coufidciicr is flic first requisite to i rcat iiiidcrlakiiigs. ' ' Ttfo Hundred Thirty 1928 PONTA DeLGADA HoRTA, Azores London, England Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Amsterdam, Holland Cherbourg, France Paris, France Plum Island Portland, Maine Boston, Mass. Charleston, S. C. Fernandina, Fla. Miami, Florida La Coruna, Spain Santiago, Spain Gibraltar Casa Blanca, Africa Rabat, Morocco FuNCHAL, Madeira Hamilton, Bermuda Washington, D. C. (May) 10,000 Miles 1929 Key West, Florida Havana, Cuba St. Petersburg, Fla. Galveston, Texas Charleston, S. C. Xew London, Conn. 10.000 Miles Funchal, Madeira Casa Blanca, Africa Antwerp, Belgium Paris, France Danzig (via Kiel) 1930 Stockholm, Sweden Copenhagen, Denmark Oslo, Norway Glasgow, Scotland New London, Conn. 10,000 Miles " Character is the result of fzeo things — mental attitude and the zcay zi ' e sf ' cnd our time. " Two Hundred Tliirty-onc J tKTW: -t ' m lySku ' TlliMHlli WIWff ' ■ ' ' i J« » iT - jj SSmi m " ' - ' ' ' jSj PjpB g BHI P. ' .:J | 1. W ' oshinfitou, D. C. 2. Ill La CuruiHi, Sfaiii 3. The Louvre, Paris 4. Buchbujham Palace, London 5. ( (if ' ilol of Havana. Cuba 6. An ancient church in Santiayo 7. ' I he rock of Gibraltar . . The fori. Cherltourii. Prance T-vo Hundred ' Thirty-tzvo 1 2. SlJcct scene ill Morocco 3. Casa Blanco, Africa 4. Ill a little Spanish tozvn 5. Siiii.u-I .It sen ( . " Man oicrboard " 7. Xooii hov.f on the " I Iain 8. Aivailing the liberty boat Tzvo Hundred Tliirt -threc wtl ' Im i3 2 Two Hundred Thirty-four Two Hundred Thirty-fit m i- — m i ■t r Fi ' t. Ttc ' o Hundred Thirty-six v|gBPa o • £= O ' ' ji C5 - -! ■1= - " (N Two Hundred Tliirty-sevcn Tjtvi Hundred Thirly-rifihl Two Hundred Thirty-nine Two Hundred Forty ■■- ' i 1- -. - - " - - Two Hundred Forly-oiw 1. 7 ic flyiiiy bridge 2. A " s ' a ' ah " lakes a hath 3. After the .nvim 4. " A-ronniu) we will go " Two Hundred Forty-two 5. A mess oii the " Hum 6. Formation 7. Scrubbing dozen 8. We go for sand i!.- JW ioi 1. We study on the Reelaiiner 2. The second Reclaimer gang 3. ilorc ventilation 4. ' 31 hangs around 5. In the old Itasca ' s boilers 6. Off for the range 7. More bathrobes 8. Venetian Pool, Miami Two Hundred Forty-three A 1 • - • f . 1. Slaiiding in to rorlland 2. Baltic practice 3. Morning colors 4. London ynards 7. " 11 lilt r ' 5. GoW brickinii 8. Inciter men 6. Ammunition vaults 9. " Oh brother what a feeling! Tivo Hundred Forty-jour 1. Lashing ham mocks 2. The loTvcr wing 3. A Cuban fort 4. Rcturninti from Pluni Island 5. " Cherboo " 6. Under the palms 7. The " Shaw " 8. Houses of Parliament 9. Bermuda Tuo Hundred Forty-five 5 1. Saluiday aftcriuioii 2. Cha uiin ] llic ifuard 3. Moroccan folks 4. Sailiiit party 5. liniuiiiui lioinc the " cats " 6. .1)1 old Spanish ivcll 7. All interested 8. Pirst classmen go for a ride Two Hundred fortv-si.x 1. Ready for the slu w 2. " Away the running boat! ' ' 3. London Tower bridge 4. The Reclaimer again 5. Sunday aflernoon 6. Changing hammocks 7. An old French fort 8. Machine gun drill Two Hundred Forty-seven 1. l.ii Cunina bcacli 2. A Belgian castle 3. Officers of the " Ham ' 4. The officers fish 5. Ilnlyslolic.s ( ' . Moroccan corner scene 7. A motley crew 8. IVe learn to tie knots Two Hundred Forty-eight 1. Tlu- ■■ Ham " in }Jadc 2. Till ' Academy docks 3. The " beer gardens " 4. Class football 5. Alligator ivrcstlimj 6. Goldbricking on the briiilittvi 7. I ' ictorian monumenl. London 8 The old dance hall Tzvo Hundred Forty-nin £ r .8 1. Standing by 5. Lunch 9. More feet 12. Leisure 15. Ferrying Two Hundred Fifty 2. Colnrs 6. fcrf 3. Fret ' n ' rft ' 7. .,.rA-,- -.t 10. .9ijf Orrft-r 13. 7 " if Casino 16. Spring fields 4. Sloi-mfigliters 8. z ' v poison 11. 6 ' a » ' j 14. Machine Guns 17. i ' oiVjT I f 1. July 4th 2. Taps on the " Ham " 3 Cooling off A. Ufside down 5. " You cahn ' t miss it " 6. " Pop " Bcale 7. Ohjce prays 8. " Here I come " 9. Museum 10. Miami Beach 11. Shining brightzvork 12. The Opera, Paris 13. Libertv party 14. Miami, Florida 15. The due! 16. Friends 17. On deck Two Hundred Fifty-one 1. 7 !c £ f Tojifr 2. Boardiiuj the Reclaimer 4. ffV play the British champions :. .... . ' .( Reclaimer gang 0. Z)V)(; Drill 7. " Damn the donkey engine! " 8. Landing force drill Tvco Hundred Fifty-two 1. The Sultan ' s garden 2. Ancient Roman jtillars 3. The gtiard of honor 4. ■ ' What ' s that? " 5. Miami docks 6. London docks 7. Chcvcnnc Charlie ' s place 8. •■ Ta.vl " ill Madeira Two Hundred Fifty-three " cinptys cuuiimj back have yon cz ' iir sat by flic r.r. track and zvatchcd the emptys cinninij back? liiiubnriiu almu with a groan and a zi ' hinc — smoke stnnuj ont in a long grav line belched frnni the pantin ' injnn ' s stack jnsf cniptys cv.ming back, i haz ' c . and to ine the emptys seam like dreams i sometimes dream — of a girl or mnnney or maxbe fame my dreams haz ' c all returned the same, szeinging along the home-bound track just emptys ciiming back. " Two Hundred Fifty-four MODERN ULYSSES LOCAL 1 Si. Mary ' s 4. State Street 6. A Familiar Sight 8. The Road to Libertv Xe-cC London Ligh: .5. The •■ Conuo " 5. The Juuetwn 7. The Old Toii-n Mill 9. The Bridiie of Sighs Two Hundred Fifty-sir p. Lerov Hakwooi), Vicc-Prcsidciit. Mariners Sai ' iitgs I ' liitk Xew London, an important port from the earliest days of the Colonies, is proud to lie the home of the United States Coast Guard Academy. A town which for centuries has participated in maritime activities would nalurally apjireciate a school which keeps fresh the memories of those days when the motto " Mare Liberum " was adopted by the citizens as indicative of the spirit of the com- nuuiity. The splendid yoiuig men whom we see on the streets of Xew London wearing the uniform of the U. S. Coast Guard keep alive our pride in the part our city has played in the luaritime history of oiu country. From the earliest days of the settlement, about 164o, our inhabitants have looked to the sea both as a broad highway to the world and as a means of liveli- hood. Shipbuilding was of necessity the first industry and while at first the boats built were small, New London soon became famous as a place where large ships were built. In a comparatively short time commerce was being carried on with Manhadoes. Virginia, and the West Indies, followed by regular voyages to Newfoundland, Gibraltar and the Mediterranean ports. New London for decades was the third ])ort in importance of the Colonies being exceeded only by New York and Boston. The town grew and jirosjiered. It was a cosmopolitan town and from its contact with the world it was more liberal and progressive than other settlements of the Colony. Its inhabitants were independent, self-assertive and self-reliant. Although the foreign commerce ended with the Revolutionary War, it was fol- lowed soon after by the whaling era which renewed the sea spirit of the town. New London was not too popular with the other settlements of the Colony. In fact it was considered by them as a rather dangerous sort of place, full of a turbulent sort of people who paid little attention, if any, to the " Blue Laws " of the day and who were too unsettled to be considered good citizens. However, it was conceded that New London was ambitious and progressive. One or two incidents will illustrate the ambitiousness and progressiveness as well as the free- hearted sailor spirit of the town. In 1730 was formed at New London what was known as the " Society for Trade and Commerce " and which was the first chartered body of the Colony. It was the plan of this Society to engage in speculative ventures of trade and commerce and to secure funds for this purpose bills of credit or society notes were issued in small amounts payable in twelve years, and were hailed by the business community with delight. These notes soon became widely circulated and were referred to as the " new money. " The business ventures of the Societv were not successful. Among other things they sent out in 173v5 a ship on ; Two Hundred Fifty-seven whaling voyage but iki whales were captured. The ship was then sent to North Carolina for a load of pitch and tar. Returning she disposed of her cargo in Rhode Island and coming from thetice through Fishers Island Sound in January 1734 encountered a violent storm, struck a rock near Mason ' s Island and was lost. People began to realize that there was no security behind these notes except that the members of the Society had mortgaged their homes and property to the Society. Therefore, in January, 1733 a special session of the Assembly was called for the purpose of repealing the Charter and ordering the dissolution of the Society. By this time about $80,000 in notes had been circulated throughout the Colonv. The Society was not so easily put down, however, and refused to cotnply with the order and threatened an appeal to England. However, in November, 1733 they had a meeting at New London and some generous person having con- tributed a l arrel of Madeira for the meeting, knocked out the head and invited their enemies and friends to drink together to the health of the King and Queen, and the prosperity of the Society. Great guns were fired and the huzzahs of the multitude filled the air. As Miss Caulkins, the historian, writes " this mode of scattering present trouble was somewhat characteristic of the town. " The meet- ing adjourned in disorder. A short time afterward sober thoughts came and a regular meeting was held and the society by its own consent ceased to exist. The financial distress caused by the failure was not so easily forgotten and many of the members were ruined. This probably may be called one of the first examples of the investment trust, and illustrates the progressive spirit of the men of the time, as well as the ease with which money is secured for speculative enterprises. Another incident is interesting. In 1752 the Spanish ship, the " St. Joseph and St. Helena, " carrying from Mexico to Cadiz, Spain, a valuable cargo of Indigo and other products with a large consignment of gold and silver bullion and specie ran into heavy storms and decided to put into New London for repairs. The ship ran aground on Bartlett ' s Reef and it was found necessary to lighten her. The cargo was therefore transferred to other vessels and brought to New London. It is amusing to learn of the alacrity with which various officials offered to take care of this valuable property. The lawless element of the town was dis- posed to loot the ship and it was only with difficulty that the cargo was safely landed. The forty or more casks of gold and silver coin and bullion were stored in the cellar of Colonel Saltonstall ' s residence under guard of eight men, while the indigo and other products were stored in warehouses on the waterfront in charge of the Customs officers. A long altercation ensued, the Customs officers claiming the right to control the gold and silver bullion as well as the rest of the cargo. The matter was taken up in Admiralty Court and by order of the Court the Customs officers, Mr. Hull, was authorized to handle the matter. He organ- ized a party of armed men and went to the residence of Colonel Saltonstall for the purpose of removing the gold and silver but he was met with armed forces and although there was much talk and some blows given, there was little bloodshed and no transfer of the property. The shi]i was found to be beyond repair and nearl - a year elapsed before Ttco Hundred l-ijiy-cight the Spanish Captain was able to secure another vessel to complete the voyage. When this vessel arrived and when the attempt was made to re-assemble the cargo it was discovered that a substantial part of it had disappeared. Some of the kegs of gold and silver were found to have had sand and stone substituted for the original contents and the warehouse stores had been seriously depleted without substitution. There was a great furore and much fighting between the Spanish captain and his turbulent crew and the natives of the town. Colonel Saltonstall ' s explanation was that someone had been able, in spite of the guards, to tunnel into his sub-cellar and remove the gold and silver. It is interesting to note that at about this time quite a number of young men of the town disappeared. The truth of the matter was that some of the guards could not stand the proximity to the gold and silver without making an attempt to secure some of it which they did by digging under the sub-cellar wall and removing three casks which they took to Cedar Swamp and buried, afterward dividing vip the loot which vas then hidden away in various places. Many years afterward a pitcher of Spanish doubloons was dug up on Cape Ann Lane and other small hoards of gol 1 and silver were found from time to time. The matter became the subject of strained relations between Sjiain and England because of the demand of the Spanish Government that the loss be made good. The English Government transferred the demand to the Colony but little could be done to restore the missing cargo. As a result the Spanish cap- tain sailed away with a lightened cargo and left behind him dire threats of what would happen to New London if the balance in his favor was not matle up. After a time the whole affair blew over but for many years any signs of luiusual afHuence on the part of some of the New London people was met with significant remarks regarding the " Spanish Gold. " Such happenings as these naturally confirmed the belief of the more staid settlements of the Colony that New London was a place to be avoided, while, as a matter of fact. New London, because of its cosmopolitan population and its contact with other parts of the world, was living in a diflferent sort of atmos- phere from the other towns. While in some particulars its enterprise may have been misdirected, still it was enterprise of a sort rare in this new country and therefore not well understood. This energy and knowledge of maritime matters w as of great value to the country duri ng the period of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. As would naturally be expected New London was very active in privateering and furnished some of the most able of the officers and crews of the privateers. Captain Charles Bulkeley who was first lieutenant of John Paul Jones was only one of many of note. It was as a result of the capture of the Brig " Hannah, " the richest prize captured during the War, and brought into New London Harbor, that the expedition headed by the traitor Benedict Arnold against New London w-as instituted. .-Ks a result of this expedition New London was practically destroyed by fire, and only a people of great vitalit - and enterprise could have recovered from such a hidw {Contiiiiicd on ' «( r 195) Tiiv Hundred Fifl -nine Men of tii!( ht and tJmnder Tear that line asunder And plnnge on to victory. Men the Corps tradition Says sink opposition. Win tin ' s game Academy. Coast Guard Kaydets Crash against the foe, Forzvard, forzvard Tlie Kaydet colors go. Blue and zvhite victorious, Big old team so glorious, On to hell or victorv. Tivo Hundred Sixty ON THE YARDS AT H LETI C Eddie " Fahcy. Caftain of I ' oolhall In the following pages is chronicled the loothall season of 1929. From the angle of games won and games lost it may not cause a marked enthusiasm among those who mav read " Tide Rips. " However, before jumping at conclusions, study the games and observe the caliber of the teams which the Cadets played. Like most institutions playing football, the Academy has its problems. Those matters are not covered here for reason of explanation, but rather lor reason of summar- izing the season. Cadet practice starts late, considerable green materia , and numerous strong opponents. The games were played, and the results good, bad. or indifferent, must stand as the record of the 1929 season. The Cadets should have won the opening game against Brooklyn City Col- lege but didn-t. Norwich the next week gave the Academy a hard game. Ihe Cadets all but took Norwich, but didn ' t. Long Island University gave a harder battle than usual, but at that formed a lull in the heavy campaign. Lowell boasted the combination of Allan! and Savard and the Cadets worked valiantly to check them In manv respects the Academy played the best football of the season against Lowell. The last Saturday in October found the Cadets facing the usual good Connecticut Aggie team. In Tombari and Ryan, Connecticut had an excellent forward passing duet and succeeded in defeating the Cadets bv the lowest football score in the history of the games between the two teams. Rhode Island visited New London to play football for the f rst time in Cadet territory and went back from New London with the greatest victory Rhode Island has ever won over a Cadet team. Goflf of Rhode Island was an excellent back. Providence came over to straighten out the 6 to 6 tie of the 1928 season and conquered the Cadets without much trouble. In the hnal game ot the season the strong St. Thomas team raised havoc with our defense. One of the features of the 1929 season was the meeting of Norwich Uni- versity and the Academy. The game brought into direct competition two Cadet Tzvo Hundred Si.rty-thr Corps. In many respects it ajipeared that it might lead to a yanie which in future years will be the outstanding event of the season. Football was coached for the first year by John S. Mcrriman, Jr., who came to the Academy after four years as coach of Trinity College. .Mr. Alerriman performed an excellent piece of work, to the entire satisfaction of the squad and the Academy. In discussing the 1929 season considerable credit must be given Lieutenant Walter R. Richards who in previous years had developed the experi- enced material which w-as available in 1929. Lieutenant Richards was detached before the football season but at all times manifested an interest and gave a support which contributed to a degree to the success of the season ' s program. Lieutenant IMiles Imlay devoted his leave period to line coaching, Lieutenant F. A. Leamy, and Lieutenant H. C. Moore worked throughout the season assisting in the coaching. Lieutenant L. H. Baker, as graduate manager of athletics, as usual was constantly on the job rallying the team and smoothing out things in general. The team was captained by Eddie Fahey who handled the responsi- bility in a manner reflecting great credit upon himself and upon the Academy. George Dick was Manager and did mighty well. The squad elected linger for 1930 Captain and Sprow- for 1930 Manager. ACADEMY 6: BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE 6 Here is the story of the first opening game that the Academy didn ' t drop. We have of course yet to win one but at least here is a record in a new form. At that we can ' t be so tremendously proud of the accomplishment against Brooklyn for the reason that we .should have taken Brooklyn. Long Island later in the season took Brooklyn over nicely. The reasons — we had them all at the time and so here are some recalled from memory: too many new jerseys, new pants, too little practice, too much green material which will season along with the season. Ihjwever. the game was a tie. ACADEMY 0: NORWICH UNIVERSITY 7 In man ' respects the finest game of the season, in one respect the most dis- appointing. We should have at least tied. Imagine ! X ' ermont hills with leaves all the colors of the rainbow. A l)ig crowd including the Governor of ' ermont. Hundreds of good looking " wimmin " for whom the Boston press scoured the mountains with the assistance of the Norwich Horsemen. The Central Vermont De Luxe Special, the parade, the bands, the yells, and the s]3lendid hospitality of Norwich University. The first half Harding would kick and then Norwich would kick then Harding would kick and then Norwich would kick. Neither of us got anvwhere. Norwich nearly got a score but didn ' t. The half ended just where we .started. Then the second half Norwich started a drive and scored. In the final minutes the Cadets opened with a sixty yard drive and carried the hall to the Norwich six inch line for a tirst dfnvn. This is not a Frank Merriwell stcir - and so conse- quently time was uj). The game was over. Two Hundred Sixty-four LEE H. BAKER radiiatc Manager of Atlilclics JOHN S. MERRIMAN Coach A hard, clean, well plaved game with a good team winning. .S ' all right we ' ll be back next fall. ACADEMY 25: LOXG ISLAND I ' XIVERSITY A ' e rate the headlines for the performance at Mercer Field with the Kaydets at their best. A heavy Long Island team on which we scored each quarter and Hermance tliought that he had another score coming. AlcCaffrey flashed. The line played nice ball. ' e rate high over the week end. A ACADEMY 13: LOWELL TEXTILE IXSTITUTE 20 At Lowell. First Lowell scores in less than three minutes. Now the Cadets score as Rea scoops a pass. Then the Cadets with Curry and Hermance rarin ' make another touchdown. But then Lowell comes back and makes a touchdown and the half ends Lowell 14 to our 13. The third quarter was a battle in the black dust of the Lowell gridiron. Madacey was knocked " goofy. " Harding was hurt. In the fourth quarter Allard breaks away for a touchdown. Lowell 20 to ■■ Student Officers ' " 13. Hermance played quarterback " where I always wanted to play. ' ' Two Hundred Sixty-five ACADEMY 0: CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 19 Year by year some of that total is chijiped off. " Beat the Aggies! " Who started that ? A scoreless first quarter. Cadets drive down the field. First down on the four yard line of the Aggies. No touchdown but we fumble and recover. First down on the three yard line of said Aggies. No touchdown. They rate the ball. Then in a few minutes Tonibari to Ryan, flat feet and a touchdown. Nicest forward passing combination in the east. Who says so? The Boston Post. Well the half ended six to nothing anyhow, much to the encouragement of our ships on patrol listening in to the broadcast. The second half and the Tombari-Ryan business clicks once more. Connecticut scores. Then Hermance breaks away and goes and goes until he stumbles on the four yard line. The Kaydets couldn ' t take it over. Connecticut ' s ball and Tombari and Ryan register another touchdown via the overhead route. A good game, far closer than the score shows. ACADEMY 0: RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE 27 The greatest Rhode Island team to date. The first quarter was scoreless and so was the second until the last eight minutes when Goff came on the field and casually registered twenty points. The third quarter was scoreless and Rhody worked hard in the fourth to put over another touchdown to bring the total to 27 points for Rhode Island. ACADEMY 0: PROVIDENCE COLLEGE Z2, They may be big but we tied ' em last year. Anyhow the Friars or Dominicans brought three teams over and gave us a darned good fight. We will think twice in the future before we go and tie such teams in previous seasons. We could have used a new football team. The Friars were quite bent on getting to our goal line. ACADEMY 0; ST. THOMAS COLLEGE 34 To read the Scranton press your Kaydets became the " blue devils. " Not so devilish but quite blue when the thing was over. St. Thomas had the best foot- ball team we handled during the season. Big rough and ready boys who were out in the spirit of play. A good gang, knowing a lot of football, and running about 200 from beam to beam. Bartlett became a martyr in the last minute of play with a cracked rib after being on the bench all season. Unger was " goofy " far into the night. Ask anyone who heard his speech of acceptance at the foot- ball banquet. The season ended with his crack " Ah donno what to say but Chet Harding says ah better sit down. " ACADEMY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR SEASON OF 1930 1. October eleventh The University of Vermont at Burlington 2. October eighteenth Norwich University at Northfield. Vermont 3. October twenty-fifth Rhode Island State College at Kingston Two Hundred Sixty-six 5 « ' ? 1 %. " . MICKEY •■ McLERXOX Tramcr 4. November first 5. November eighth 6. November fifteenth 7. ' • PAT " MALOXEY Captain of Basketball •HERMIE " DIEHL Captain of Boxing Connecticut Agricultural College at New London Brooklyn City College at New London Long Island University at Brooklyn, New York November twentv-second Cooper Union Institute at New London " TJic repeated stroke 7cill fell the oak. " The Cadets potentially had the greatest Academy team in histoiy and yet upon only a few occasions was the power of the varsity made obvious. Even with this in mind the basketball season of this year is undoubtedly the greatest success in wins over major opponents of any season in the history of the Academy. Playing a difficult nineteen game schedule, the varsity sent Norwich, Brooklyn City, Vermont, St. Thomas, and Lowell together with others down in defeat. This forms a real accomplishment in Academy athletics and one of which the Academy can boast in no previous season. In the games which were won over these teams the Cadet team appeared to have the basketball ability which was latent against teams which were not as strong as some of those which we defeated. It was never a case of lack of eflfort or energ)-. Perhaps at times there was too much of a tenseness and drive in the Cadet play. The team would perform a miracle and then all hands cheering on the sidelines came to the opinion that it should continue to make miracles. Two Hundred Si.vtx-sczvn i ' ' ) •iHic ua.ski-:tball team Two Hundred Si.vly-cight Ass ' t. Coach H. C. Moore MaiHifh-r C. U. Peterson (Boxing) Manaiwr. K. C. Phillips (Basketball) :st Lnack A. Leaniv The team ])layecl its most hrilliaiit basketball at hdiiie against Ncirwicli and St. Thomas. It played its worst basketball at the time when " all hands " wanted it to lie at its greatest brilliancy. However all these things are in the ups and down of a season. The basket- ball season of this year was a success and a big one. It might have been better, how no one could definitely say. The team was Captained by " Pat " Maloney who worked consistently and almost too conscientiously at his position. Philli])s was manager and handled the job very efficiently. The team elected Chet Harding as Captain for next season and Ridgely as Manager. Both are capaLile, and ne.xt season should add new laurels to the Academy record. Coaching was handled In- Ensign J. S. Alerriman and Lieutenant H C. Moore. Both officers know their Inisiness and worked hard and well in the devel- opment of the varsity. The basketball schedule for next season is virtually complete and brings the Academy into competition with very strong opponents. The graduation of Maloney, Fahey, Jack Harding, and Sinton will require the filling of some big gaps. For that work the Academy will have Rea, Lucian and McCaffrey as for- wards, Montgomerv and Shields for center, Chet Harding, Hermance, and Fabik for guards, plus the talent from the junior " arsity and whatever talent mav come to the floor with the advent of the new third class. ACADEMY 49: BRADFORD DURFEE TEXTILE SCHOOL 12 The season opened at the New London Armory on Friday. Decembei thir- teenth. The weavers could not afford much opposition to the onslaught t f the Cadet offense. At that, to be honest, Bradford Durfee apjieared to have lost the knack of hitting a basket. Still, the Cadets played a very decent game for an opener. Two Hundred Si.vt ACADEMY 20; NORWICH CXirHRSITV 11 One of the season ' s liest. Fine passing, good zone defense, very few per- sonal fouls on either side. Cadets played intelligent, smart baskethall. Norwich played a nice game but could not get to the basket. Our first win over Xnrwich. Pleasing? However it was equally pleasing to have them in Xew Lond ' jn for the first time. ACADliMY 30: A7i - BEDFORD TEXTILE IXSTITVTE 15 The annual ])re-Christmas game with all hands thinking of leave However the game was played in the Christmas spirit of give and take. Rough but enjoy- able. Followed by a dance. As coach says, " X ' other social success. " ACADEMY 41 ; BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE 34 Well leave is over and some of the squad thoroughly enjoyed it all. At the half the Cadets led 26 to 12. In the second session Brooklyn City began scoring points. Cadets became a bit ragged and the lead was cut down. However, the margin was enough to pull things through. Brooklyn had a good passing team. Probably as good as will be seen. ACADEMY 21: STEVENS INSTITUTE OE TECHNOLOGY 45 A large floor, a good Stevens team, and our first trimming of the season. The Cadets did not play especially well and Stevens played very well. ACADEMY 26: SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE 30 A close one this. Springfield led at the half by 17 to 11. The second half was close but the gymnasts managed to keep a margin of lead. .Springfield had a good team. ACADEMY 28: RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE i7 Played at Kingston and Khodv turned the trick neatly. The score at half time was 19 to 12 in their favor. The Rhode Island team is a good one and has yet to be defeated by anyone. ACADEMY 20: CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 35 And with this we open the new gym. The Cadets were so impressed with said gym that they didn ' t make a field goal in the first half so Conn Aggie had eighteen points to our seven foul shots. Chubbuck with a rolling motion lifted the Goldsmith Laceless into the basket. The second half was better as we scored 15 points to their 17 liut it was too late brother, too late. ACADEMY 20: ST. THOMAS COLLEGE 40 A ' e seem to be anchored at 20 points lately. This session was held at Scran- ton on a slippery floor equipped with a low ceiling. Maloney got two stitches in the chin as a reward for his first half efforts. The second half playing man to man the game was even, each team scoring thirteen points. St. Thomas had a big team with the habit of shooting from overhead. Ti ' o Hundred Seventy ACADEMY I?.: LOXG ISLAND UXirERSITY 37 Well Long Island turned the trick and licked us on their court. Give them credit for a good basketball team and a neat game. Long Island outplayjd the Cadets all the way. ACADEMY 20: NORJIACH UNIVERSITY 27 This one at Xorthfield. Norwich greatly improved with a new chap Fanos at center. We used four centers but Fanos got 18 of his team ' s 27 points. A clean game without a foul called in the first half. The half score was 12 to 12. And when we reached 20 points as our total, decision was that it was enough as 20 seems to have become a topping point this season. ACADEMY 32; UNIVERSITY OF J ' ERMONT 28 Having lost seven games the team decided to take ' ermont and did so. Game much like last season ' s with Cadets leading at half 17 to 11. The second half was close but the Cadets stayed to the fore. This win means a lot. ACADEMY 26: ST. THOMAS COLLEGE 24 Plaved at the Academy gym and we reversed the dope and outplayed the Scranton team. At the half we led 15 to 12. The whole game was a scorcher and was always distinctly in doubt. Hats in the air. The season ' s biggest win. ACADEMY 57: COOPER UNION INSTITUTE 19 All Cadet, after the first few minutes. The half ended 18 to 7 and nearly all the squad got a workout. ACADEMY 21: MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 36 Played at Amherst. Good team which has yet to lose at Amherst. First half very bad from our angle. Second half much improved but inadequate to meet needs of situation. A ver - good basketball team which ended a season with only three defeats. ACADEMY 29: LOWELL TEXTILE INSTITUTE 21 This time the Kaydets did Lowell up in neat style and in a rough game came out ahead. Cadet team played good basketball and bumped a team which had taken some of those which had taken us. ACADEMY 24: PROVIDENCE COLLEGE 34 Played at Providence. The first half was terrible. Score at half time Provi- dence 18. Cadets 6. The second half we outscored Providence but not enough to win the basketball game. A good team is possessed by the Dominicans. ACADEMY 20; ST. MICHAELS COLLEGE 29 Note that the last few games have been in the vicious twenties. The Admiral came up to see the Kaydets play basketball and most of the playing was done by St. Mike. Another case where things did not click, although due credit to the W ' inooski Park outfit as the - did i)lay neat basketl)all. Well, the season ' s over. Two Hundred Scvcnt -one M- -! ?; " Pirhl. Ciphi I III ' l;i ) l (, Mjl AM Pitnsoii. Mauaijcr Ho!l, .Iss ' l. Maiuh cr IHE BOXING TEAM Tifd Hundred Scvciity-lwo Last year Boxing was again taken up at the Academy after heing in the dis- card for some time. The original intention of hoxing was the instruction of as many cadets as possible in the art of self defense. This original purpose is still continued as is evidenced by a squad of approximately forty boxers. Preliminary to the intercollegiate bouts two intranun-;il cards were held. The first was on the afternoon of December twenty-first when a nice program of bouts was staged for the Cadet Corps and those residing on the reservation. A second program of intranuiral bouts was held on the evening of February fifth. These bouts wt-re open to the inililic and the Cadet boxers acquitted them- selves with credit. On the evening of March fifteenth, the Cadets met Springfield College at the Academy. The Cadet team was handicapped by the absence of Lindauer and Knapp who were on the sick list. However, the match ended in a tie. Springfield taking three bouts and the Academy taking three. laloney in the 125 pound class easily stowed away Benton of Sprinfield Maloney gave awa}- nine pounds. A flashing battle. Bernson in the 145 pound class ran into strong opposition in Cannell of Springfield and lost the bout. Too eager. Mavor in the 145 pound class gave away nearly ten pounds and as a result was defeated in a close battle by Miller of Springfield. Captain Diehl in the 155 pound class had things pretty much his own way against Stuart of Springfield. The bout was cinched from the start. " Hermie " displayed his ability as a finished boxer and a hard puncher. Hoskins in the 165 pound class won easily over Mayer of Springfield. In the 175 pound class Stubbs ran into strenuous opposition from Lugenbehl of Springfield. The three rounds ended in a draw. In the extra fourth round Lugenbehl gave the better performance and took the bout. Prospects for 1931 are most promising and with the experience of thi " year and the wealth of material returning, the Academy should do well against the strong opponents which have been scheduled. Knapp is Captain elect for 1931 and Wev will be Manager. The coaching of the boxing squad was handled in a fine manner by " Micky " McLernon, that energetic instructor who, with years of experience in professional ranks and a pleasing personality, possessed all the qualities so essential to a coach. The Cadets appreciate the services of McLernon together with the work cf the numerous other men of the Coast Guard who have devoted much time to develop- ing Academy boxers. Lieutenant F. A. Leamy was supervising officer of boxing and devoted himself conscientiously to the work throughout the season. The boxing program of the Academy has been assisted greatly by Commander J. S. Baylis and by Commissioner of Boxing Donohue of Connecticut. Dieb ' was captain this vear and C. U. Peterson manager. Holt was assistant manager. Two Hundred Scvcnty-thrcc THE NEW GYMNASIUM CLASS OF 1930 WOX THE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS OF 1931 WON THE ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS OF 1932 WON THE BASKETBALL CHAAIPIONSHIP IN BOXING Class of 1930 won 3 out of 3 bouts Class of 1931 won 2 out of 4 bouts Class of 1932 won 3 out of 6 bouts 3.-iSEBALL THE MINOR SPORTS SJllMMLXa HOCKEY The Cadet Corps " participation in organized athletics is a full 100% — every Cadet is required to engage actively in all possible forms of athletics. 1930-31 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. December thirteenth December twentieth January tenth January fourteenth January thirtieth February fourth February seventh February eighteenth February nineteenth February twenty- fourth February twenty-eighth March seventh Bradford Durfee Textile at New London Pending with several Long Island University at New London Trinity College at Hartford Springfield College at Springfield Norwich University at New London Massachusetts Agricultural College at New London Dartmouth College at Hanover Norwich University at Northfield Connecticut Agricultural College at Storrs University of Vermont at New London Rhode Island State College at New London Tivo Hundred Seventy-four BLUE AXi:) WHITE P)lue and white, iM ht ! Fight ! P)hiL ' and white, Fiu-ht ! Eight ! Heave H(.) ! Let ' s go ! Fight ! Team ! Eight ' U. S. C. G. U U U U S S S s C c — c — c G G G G Coast Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Team ! Team ! Team ! FORMATION For maTIOX Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Coast Guard ! LOCOMOTI " E U S C G Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah ' U S C— G Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah U S C G Rah! OBJEE Ob Jee! Ob Jee ! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Fight ! Team ! Fight ! OSKI V( ) ' V( ) V Oski- ' ( )w Wow Iski Wee Wee Oli Mockea U S CGA Rah ! MCTORY From New London on the Thames comes the White and Lo al Blue, Yeah! Kaydets of the V. S. Coast Guard, throngs pour out to welcome ou. Sturdy sons of east and west, Yankees, Rebels and all — Bound together in the Cori)s — to sound this Coast Guard call : ' ictory for Kaydets, now you ' ll see. ' ictory, ' ictory for C G . Coast Guard Kaydets go out and give ' em hell. Show ' em to hades and roast ' em till they yell. ' ictiirv, " ictory for C G . Come you Ka} ' dets, work for Blue and White. Now get in there and fight, and we ' ll celebrate to-nite. Another Kaydet victory. T co Hundred Sci ' cnty-five We ' ll turn the zconioiit pages Of this book for many years. And see the days of long ago Through eyes grozvn dim zvith tears: ■ Tii ' o Hundred Seventy-six WMTING UP THE LO i TIDE MP: il IVilliaiii Schisslcr Henry St. C. Shart 3 Stall William Sctitssler Henry St. C. Siiaki ' Harold J. Doebler . Arnold E. Carlson Joseph D. Harrington Arthur J. Hesford . Edmund E. Fahev . William E. Sinton Spencer F. Hew ins Charles O. Ashley Donald T. Ahams Ray C. Taxnar Charles T. Warriner Edifor-iii-Cliicf. Art Business Manager Advertising Manager . Editorial Staff Cirenlation, Humor Biographies Biographies Editorial Staff Editorial Staff Office Manager Office Office Office y.,; : ' . ,. ( ' -.. " Not failure, but lore aim is crime. " " If you 7K ' ant 7 ' ork x ' ell done, select a I ' usy man — the other kind has no ' iine. Tzt ' o Hundred Sc- ' cnly-cit lil I iSbB Aniold E. Carlson Tivo Hundred Scvcntv-nine Lieut. ( . y.) Davit! P. Marvin, Librarian, Faculty Advisor of Tide Kips We began our liouk ex])ecting to make it tlie best ever — we hope it is not the worst ever. We laughed over it — cried over it — praised it— condemned it — and we have attempted to pave the way for an even better book next vear. i ' .;; ' As ever, time has been our greatest drawback — late lights every night for months alone made possible even what success we had — but procrastination — ah ! — that is the ogre which leaps before the weary eyes of every editor as patiently he waits — and waits and waits — " Toinorroxv today is vcstcrdaw " " I mcc all my sue beforehand. " Ill life to lia-i ' iiuj been ahcays a quarter of an hour Lord Xei,son Two Hundred Eighty We acknowledge with thanks tlie assistance of all those who have con- tributed to whatever success this book may have : Captain Harry G. Hamlet Commander Quincv B. Newman Commander Thaddeus G. Crapster Commander Frederick A. Zeusler Lieutenant Commander Herbert X. Perham Lieutenant Commander Gustavus R. O ' Conxor Lieutenant Commander Fletcher W. Brown Lieutenant Commander Elmer F. Stone Lieutenant Lee H. Baker Lieutenant ( J. G. ) David P. AIarvin Mr. P. Leroy Harwoou The Old Foretop U. S. Xaval Institute Proceedings Coast Guard Radio Broadcasts U. S. X. A. Lo(; Jahn C)llier Engraving Co. The Brandow Printing Co. White Studio The Cadet Corps And any others whom, in our haste, we have temporarily overlooked. Out of the night that cozrrs inc. Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank % ' hatevcr gods may be For my unconquerable soul. Beyond this place of z ' rath and tears Looms but the Horror of the Shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not hoiv straight the gate. Hoit. ' charged i .Hth punishments the scroll. I ant the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. Henley Two Hundred Eighty-one (CI The zvorld is old and likes to laugh. But jokes are hard to find. A zi ' hole uezc editorial staff Can ' t tiekle ez ' ery mind : So if you find some aiieieiit joke Decked out in modern ( uise. Don ' t frozi ' u and call the thing a fake, Just lauqh ami don ' t look z ' ise. " (Cf Two Hundred Eighty-two L G»RL IN EVERY PORT IN DRIFT l i A. A. Meeting — Meetings during which we fight our cadet battles — where the minority is ruled by the majority, and might makes right. Here we decide to do this and the office orders that — the voice of the Cadet Corpse. An association of the Cadets, by the Cadets and for the Jadets. Ask the " Exec. " Academy — An institution for the edification of the mind and the development of the reasoning faculties. Now you tell one. Alex Haji — The Cadets ' summer yacht — the U Sometimes referred to as the " Damham. " 6 " . 5 ' . Alexander Hamilton. Anchor Man — He who graduates by courtesy. The last link in the intellectual chain. " There but for the Grace of God walks a civilian. " The last man in the class. B. A. — An impassionate plea for justice, generally a waste of paper. ( Belly- ache.) B. G — Not so torrid. Another fellow ' s drag. Bankrupt Hall — Not an instructor, but the huml)le edifice wherein cadets are wont to snatch a brief rest between drills, classes, and exercises. Barracks. Bilge — No bottom at 70. To flunk. BiLGER — A poor unfortunate who lost his grease. A failure academicallv speak- ing. Of all the sad words of tongue or pen the saddest are these, " remove that stripe. " Board Meeting — A meeting of the slave drivers during which tiiey gloat over the downfalls they have afifected. A meeting of the officers on the Academy ' s Staff. Broke — The natural state of the average cadet. B. T. U. — A thermal measure found in negative quantities in most blind drags. " Oh ! Those B. T. U. ' s, I wanna go where they are. " Bull Rushing — Trysting with a girl friend " a la Moses. " Getting back to nature. Sub-divisions : Goncking, boodling, snooping, fumble-jiggling. Butt — The last thing in cigarettes — the cause of many a " pap. " A fractional part of a day. Cadet — Consult Webster. Cadet Mess — All that the name implies : from which springs mighty men. An institution to furnish needy stewards with automobiles. Cadet O. D. — Goat for the day. (Cadet Officer of the Day.) Tzvo Hundred Eiglity-fivc " The spirit of ' tz cnly-ciyhl Canteen — " Ve loose iiiuny, but ve luff the Cadets. " Where our money ( ?) goes. Caulk Off — That form of worship accorded to Alorpheus. Psychoanalysists deem it essential to human existence but the " Cadet Cruize " routine is a mute refutation of this. C. C. Pills — Those magic pellets good for chaps, colds, sprains, and " Oh yes, these ' ll fix you up. " Country Club — The abode of that part of the Cadet Corps segregated from the ears and eyes of stone-row and the O. D., and which is but a few jumps from the lower gate. The quarters in the class-room building. CoMMiSH — The fruit of years of hard ( ?) labor. The shining goal. Commission. Cut Throat — One too eager to oil the wheels of progress. DiAG. — That stripe, the acquisition of which is the consummate desire of the lowly " Swab. " What a whale of a difference just a few months make. " Dog-Ears " ' — (Guess who.) Dr. g — The lucky or jjlucky one who is " dragged " to a cadet function. Feed — Breathes there a Kaydet with soul so dead who never to his date hath said, " When do we eat? " Field Meet — A social gathering at which the guest of honor blushes with morti- fication. First Cl.ass — A group of cadets who take turns at being the dailv goat — and other things. The House of Lords. Coasters. The surviving fittest. FiFTY-FiFTY Club — An organization now almost extinct due to the amendment of 6 July, 1929, Academy regulations, concerning " jumping shij). " Formerly, those who were caught twice. Fu-Fu — An odoriferous preparation used by the " Snake " to stifle his rivals and reduce his victim to a state of passive acquiescence. FujiGM — A meaning esoteric and irrelevant. .See " Semper Paratus, I got mine. " Full of Boloney — Implying that one is a terminological inexactitiulinarian. GoNCK — To smite lustily or to emlirace fondly, according to latitude Goo Goo — Those slaves to the cadet appetites, whom your " drag " thinks are " the cutest little fellows. " Mess attendant. Grease — A slippery substance which when scientifically applied eases the jolts in ac ademic life. Gre.aser — One who is skilled in the application of grease. Gripe — A pojiular pastime among cadets. An expression of disapproval the sub- stance of which is usually lietter not repeated. Two Hundred Eighty-seven Mllihiry Wcddimi GVDJ — The call letters of the Alex Ham. " Government ' essel Damn Junk. " Hop — An (irj,fanized melee in a confined space concocted for our social edification and at which we all come out second hest. Instructors — Experimenters in human alchemy. John Bananas — There ' s one born every minute and a bag to take him in. Keen — See " Queen. " " Lay Down and Eat " — An old Roman custom. Liberty — The highlight of a lowlife. Mess Hall — The scene of many an appetite ' s defeat and incidentally the battle- ground of the " A. A. " Mid Years — A slipping stone in the iiath of cadetdom. Modernized decimation. (Examinations.) Two Hundred Eighty-eight MoNKEV Jacket — A strait lit-jacket adorned with In-a s buttons and s, ' old braid. An antiquated vehicle of torture erroneously referred to as " full dress. " Mustek — .V franie-up between Headquarters and the tailor shop. Saturday morning drill. O. A. O. — The One Ami ( )nly girl in the world. See " Oueen. " " Keen. " etc. Ordn.vnce — Great guns and little rides. The bane of the first class. P-K.ADES — Just another gi " i|ie. I ' arades. Pap — The daily list of casualties succunil ing to the discipline departnunit. (To " frap the pap " : to have one ' s name inscrilied thereon.) " Alan ' s inhumanity to man makes cnuntless thousruids nmurn. " Parade Ground — That spacious field uixm which the cadets leisurely gamlio ' with dear Miss Springfield. Pay Day — Aiiril fool. May fool, June fool, etc. T he day we ]Kiy our mess bill. Queen — She who is all there, figurativel - speaking — a description of the O. A. O. R. H. I. P. — Rank hath its privilege. Rest here in peace. Ratey — The attitude of the third class before the seccjnd class descends upon them. Red Lead — A preparation of doubtful origin used to disguise the meats of the mess. Catsup. Red Mike — One who holds with Aristotle that woman is an unfinished man and a necessary evil, A self-confirmed bachelor. Reg — According to Hoyle ; in league with the powers that be. Regulation. Req — A written re(|uest for anything which a Cadet thinks he can use. Or can ' t. Sandblowers — Those of l(j v stature who liegan reaching for " Luckies " too early in life. " Scientiae Cedit Mark " — Knowledge rules the Sea. The . cademy motto. Scuttlebutt — ( 1 ) A mechanical device for diluting and b.eating sea water for drinking purposes. (2) Rumor hath it. Second Class — Ask an)- third classman. Semper Paratus — Always ready. The motto of the Service. " Semper Paratus I Got Mine " — .V meaning esoteric and irrelevant. See " Fujigni. " Senior Man — He who gets papped. Sep Leave — Three weeks of bright lights, and no formations. The return of the prodigal. Two Hundred Eightx-ithie " Don ' t count your dcnicrils before you ' re popped " Sick Bay — Where a cadet goes before drill period. Slipstick — A mechanical puzzle with which to while away the hours in an exam- ination — otherwise known as a " Guess-rod. " Slide-rule. Slop Chest — No, Egbert, not a garbage receptacle. Small stores locker. Slum — A mystery as to its origin Init a cold reality as to its use. An ever exist- ing member on our menu. Snake — A cadet whose affinity for the fair sex is his raison d ' etre and the despair of the corps. Soo-Gee — A solution of saltwater soap in saltwater used on a kiyi to clean paint- work and dungarees — fills the idle hours of the lowly Swabs. Spots — " The measure of a man ' s character. " A slick cadet gathers no spots. Demerits. Spuds — Chief article of cruise diet; potatoes serving re-enlistment. In the sin- gular — a member of the faculty. Star — That symbol of intellectuality, aspired to by many and attained by few. T-wo Hundred Ninety Statement — A misrepresentation of fact, usually following a " pap " — explana- torv, but not satisfactory. (Truth is stranger than fiction.) SuxD.w MoRxiXG — Those delightful hours during which the first classmen turn in : the second classmen go for a walk ; and the third classmen go to church. S v. ' B — A poor misguided, downtrodden soul paying ambition ' s i)enalty. A cadet- in-waiting. A third classman. Tailor Shop — The only shop of its kind where trousers are given three creases for the price of one. " The Cup " — A loving cup made of cadet napkin rings to be presented to the first member of the class to demonstrate that 1 from 2 leaves 3. Third Class — Swabs, and how . . . ? Tin C.xN ' — A destroyer — otherwise known as a " sea-louse. " Tree — A diabolic scheme to circumvent the pleasure loving proclivities of the New London girls. The sad story of those academically not present the past week. The list of those men who must spend Saturday afternoon in study. Treed — To be made a monkey of. Foiled again. To be placed on the " tree. " Trou — Miat the well dressed man should wear. The lower and more necessary- half of a cadet uniform. " Uno Swabc) " — His master ' s voice. Up and Over — (1) A form of riding the Cadet Corps — " up the rigging and over the cross trees. " (2) A game played by restricted Cadets and the O. D. ; Rules: — " Over the fence is out. " " V ' ' Club — A right honorable and most exclusive society. Motto: — " Get thee behind me Satan. " W ATCH Word of the Instructors — " They shall not pass. " Wife — A companion in misery and source of telephone checks, socks, or what have you? (Roommate.) Woman — A necessary element to week-end existence — chemical symbol WO — can be found wherever man exists — cjuality depends upon the state in which it is found. Physical properties: All colors and sizes — always appears in a disguised condition. Boils at nothing and may freeze at any moment — however it melts when properly- treated. ' erv bitter if not used correctly. Chemical properties: Extremely active — possesses a great affinity for gold, silver, and precious stones. Violent reaction when left alone. Insoluble in liquids but activitv is greatlv increased when saturated with spirit solutions. Sometimes yields Two Hundred Ninei -onc RESEARCH DEPARTfvirMT WARNER BROS. to pressure. Turns ujrccn wlien ])laced heside a better looking sample. Ages very rapidly. Fresh ariety has great magnetic attraction. Nolo: Highly explosive and likely to he dangerous in inexperienced hands. XYZ ? ! ! " %x ( ) — I Ir.ird iin the " Ham " during any cruise. " How do I look ? " " Sweet enough to kiss. " Aw — go on ! " ' I LIKE ' EM Oh. the ' iCoincii air such simple folk I take ' em out until I ' m broke. I like ' cm. I like ' em fall ami short ami lean Ami fat and had and i ood and green. I like ' em. And :ehei} I Intii ' em like a bear And cni.sh their r ' .v and muss their hair. I like ' em. Second classman: ' " They say you judge women by the clothes they wear. What do you think of m - girl, the one sitting over there. " Third classman { looking at girl ' s scanty attire) : " Insufficient evidence, sir ! " " NO!!!! " Two Hundred A ' liir v- ' ifo .lim ' s girl is fall and fast; Mv girl is short and slozi ' ; Jim ' s girl zi ' cars silky " iindics; " My girl zccars calico : Jim ' s girl has leif and fun: My girl is dull and good; But do you think I ' d change for Jim ' s? Damn right. I iconld . ' Keep awa ' frdiii that winch! " " My gawd, do the)- keep wimeii in there ? " Instructor: Either you are dumb or you haven ' t studied the lesson. Cadet (doggedly): Yes, sir. I studied the lesson. " Here come the kaydets. mother. " " Come right in, Mary, and call Rover I " Our haffy (i)»f7,v An advertisement as seen in The Academy Canteen: " Cigarettes, 15c a package — two packages for 30c. " " He has a kind face — a funny kind. " No girl ever made a fool out of " Who was it then ? " " First classiiicii zi ' crr horn for great things. And tlic Second n ' ere born for small. But no one yet can understand Jl ' liv S cabs -ccere horn at all. " He: She " I call a ten dollar bill a ten dol- lar William because I ' m not familiar enough to call it ' Bill. ' " OUR MATHEMATICS PROFESSOR (Adapted) " diet " Diiuick is our mathematics professor. ' e shall nut want another. He maketli us work hard prciiilems. He leadeth us through the pages of our textbook. He bringeth us knowledge for our commission ' s sake. Yea though we gather in the class- room, we shall fear no hundreds, for he is with us. His questions discomfort us. He prejjareth an examination before us in the presence of our ignorance. He anointeth our papers with red marks. Our grades runneth low. Surely ignorance and failure shall follow us all the davs of our life, and we shall dwell in these barracks for- ever. " All in, sir! " Tivn Hundred Ninety-three D. 0.: What ' s this man doing in his bunk? 0. D.: Lying down, sir. " What was that order just sounded off, mister ? " " The order was rescinded, sir. " Night orders to roommate out on late date : " Pipe down — shut up — close win- dows — call me if suspicious looking female is sighted. " A street car ' s like a flapper girl; You will not find ine wrong. Let this one go, and soon there ' ll be Another one along. The early hours of morning come. With midnight ' s stroke long past ; And not so many run around, But those that do are fast. " King Solomon and King David led I ' ery naughty lives, They had fourteen hundred ' cvomen and sixteen hundred zmzrs, And then when they got old and grey and love had lost its charms. King Solomon ivrote the Proverbs and King David wrote the Psalms. " O. D.: " What are you steering? " Szvab: " The Champlain, sir. " No, a brick is not a steppi to success. Two Hundred Ninety-four o « TREAT ' ER ROUGH " Treat ' er rough — slic ' ll like you better. Strut your stuff, and that ' ll get ' er. Do not beg ' er; do not yammer; Soak ' er ivith a husky hammer. Never, never say, " Dear willyuh? " Ahvays say, " Ya won ' t? I ' ll killyiih. " She ' ll remember blows and beatin ' s Longer than your love and eatin ' s. And remember times you ' z ' e missed ' er Longer than the times you kissed ' er. Treat ' er Rough. " AT THE ACADEMIE ( ' poUogies) hi winter we get up at night and Dress bv yellow ' lectric light ; In summer quite the other zvay We stand our watches night and day. First Swab: Aw, hell! Second Sicah: That reminds me — Mister Leamy has the duty today. " Ja get the hot dope ' " Mother is that a college boy ? " " No son, it ' s a first class rate to dress like that. " Mr roommate takes my ra::or blades. My tobacco and my socks. He takes viy money in our bets As high as tn ' cnty rocks. He C ' l ' cn took luy girl aicwy And caused my blood to boil. I hope some day he ' ll get confused, And take mv Castor Oil. How did you make out in the trig exam today ? Oh, all right I guess, but I might have made a few mistakes in looking up those last 500 logarithms. Two Hundred Ninety-five e ll ' i ' Irani to sliooi a five iinh i iiii Ami cz ' cii try to slioot the SL ' X U ' c iK ' ork a lot ami Inn ' c sonic fun But only get a little AION II ' lieu ice are sailini o ' er the blue ll ' e ' re oft seasick a day or TUE But lec don ' t 7cisli that z ' c were dead ' Cause to the Coast Cuaril we are EL) ' (• know what e-v ' ry line is " fer " .hid akcuys aiiszcer Tcitti " yetli THL ' R •• I ' roiu north to south our shif does fly Cl " north lee freeae. dozen south zee To zeorry us takes more than that for on the foretniek zee haz ' c SAT THE DEUCE YOU SAY? They tell me life ' s a ( aiiie of earils Anil I i iiess perhaps it ' s true — keep on drazeimj deuces and treys Jus t like I used to do. The cards are stacked ai ainst uie When I play for the Iiands of maids — cast iiiy lot for a iiiieen of hearts I drazi ' the deuce of spades. I ' ll do a lot if I had the chance. To think of it i cts me riled — [ ' ;( a play in the ijame of life I ' d make If the deuces zeere only zeild ! " ' Co to father. ' she said. When 1 asked her In zecd. And she kneze that I kneze Her father zeas dead. And she kneze that I knezv I Chat a life he had led. Ami she kneze that I kneze What she meant zelien she said: ' Co to father. ' " " My first is in Xaniiy but iiez ' cr in ijoat : My second ' s in dress but nez ' cr in coat ; My third is in coffee but not found in tea: My fourth ' s not in sled but you ' ll pud it in ski: My fifth is in ice but not in the snozv; -I a ' si.vth is in coast iiii and skating, you knoze: My sez ' eulh ' s iii slraight but uez ' cr in lez ' cl: My zehole shozes tlie yoiini folks go- ing straight to the dcz ' il. " Tteo llmidrcil Sinclx-.v.v I PASSED THE WORD By Rear Admiral C. P. Rees, U. S. X., ( Ret. ) Tlic Captain casually iiuiiiircd If so and so liad yet transpired, .And zclictlicr. too. beyond a doubt. His program liad bee)i carried out. The First Lieutenant raised his head. " gore tlie order, sir, " he said. Denoting he had dune his share In that as yet undone affair. The Officer leho paced the deck Sweet meditations seemed to check. " I ijaz ' c the order. " zeas liis claim, The Boats II iiiiist hai ' C been to Idmne. The Boats ' u. sore zeith zeouiided pride, Forthzeith resentfully replied — ■■ passed tlie z ' ord — that Boats ' n ' s Mate Ain ' t zeorth his salt — lie ' s alzeays late. " Tlie Boat. ' f ' ii ' s Male looked much abused To be so zerongfiilly accused — " passed the z ' ord. " he anszcered ijiiick. That Co.rszeain must liaz ' C gotten .uck. " The Co.vszeain. looking daggers at The other, roughly touched his hat. And said, " I passeil it — sure I am — Them boys ain ' t zeortli a tinker ' s damn. " The stroke oar said he told the bozc To tell the others aii hoze: The otiiers took a higher ground And szeore they " hadn ' t heard a sound. " And so it hafpeiied. plain as dav. When ez ' cry one had liad his say, That all zeere like in .zeal intense And each had shozen his innocence. The Captain let his blessing fall I lupartially on one and all. .hid mingled zeith Iiis strong coinnc- tion .A sulphurretted benediction. .1 moral to this endless chain Is instantaneously plain — .lust giz ' C tlie order — look astute — ' Then nothing more — Don ' t F.vecufc! Don ' t budge or stir — don ' t turn a hand ' To get the gear, or zehaleboat manned; Be firm and cecdou. :lv az ' OZi. ' " I f az ' c the order, anxhozc. ' " Two Hundred Ninctx-scven . t 1 . ' ' ' I ■■ ' " . ;hx ., 4 ' J V«.A,, wBww«,SlJ It " " ' 5 i -b « 1 ■1 % 1 9 " vj c5 .• r % S ™ S cj -.■■ ♦ , °« 1 1 t 1 X n! i. " ' i« I i I ' rt • ,09 " ' ' % « " T " H 0) _C ■ ' " " " " •?••.-„„„, 3 Z 1 y) 3 Qj 1 rt 1 rt ' 0 ? ' " ♦. ' P j: ' . " 5 X. ' U .- ... " 1 5 3 ' 5 : 5 i 3 f fe- n-. JD „ r -o " f W i ; « ' ' V. 1 " " " J ..-- " s I ; J. k C H a: U 1 t f- 1 ? w A r— ■ i ' XtWi, c .,? u • -. rj J CD 1 2 p f 1 3 „„ " ♦• " : 3 ; » ' ' ' X V . I i 4 o o ? I o 3 Co o Amd Wliat is so IRsire as a Day ie Jmiie ( On the old Alex Ham ) 6 :45 " Rise and shine ! — stow all hammocks — out you come mister ! — get goin ' ! ' " Whose hammock is this? " — " Bounce up that ladder! " 7 :00 " Second section clean up forward — third section aft — watch on deck scrub down! " — " What are you doing mister? — get going with that soo-gee ! " 7:15 " Faw-w-w-w-wmayshun ! " — " Report! " — " First section. Quartermaster, Lookout, and Wheel absent sir. " — " Second section, sir all are present. " — ' " Third section, all present, sir. " — " Lay below and eat! " — " Any more butter? " — " Boy! Boy!! — can ' t you get some cold water? " — " Collision mats — more collision mats! " — " Any more bacon? " — " Boy! " 7 :30 " Canteenz open ! " — " Let ' s get something to eat. " 7:50 " Second section on deck! — fall in " — " Quartermaster? " — " Here, sir " — " Lookout? " — " Here, sir " — " Wheel? " — " Here, sir. " — " Fall out and relieve the watch. " — " Sir, the watch is relieved. " — ( Black gang) " Where the h — is that relief ? " — " Why don ' t you leave us a little coal ? " — " We always break up our lumps " — " What? the forward bunker? — Oh hell ! ! " — • " Let ' s go — the steam is falling. " 8:00 " For-mation! " — " ' Tenshun to colors " — " Carry on " — " Attention to con- duct report " — " Engineers fall out — first section scrub paint-work below — third section turn to about decks. " — " Sir, logged two-point-five knots last hour " — " Engine-room ! — how many revolutions ? " — " Course eight- seven " — " Where ' s my C minus W ? " — " Why, Oh why can ' t you keep those signal halliards taut. " — (Ambitious O. D.) " Little breeze blowing — set sail sir? " — " All hands forward! " — " Man the sheets and halliards — tend the down-halls — upper yardsmen on the sheer pole — lay aloft ! — haul away the t ' gallant halliards — that ' s well — lay aft on the mains ' ! — haul away on the throat — easy on the peak " — " Why, Oh why can ' t you give those orders right? — Haven ' t I told you — etc. " — " Lay down from aloft — watch on deck make up the gear. " — " Steamer off the port bow sir! " — " Quartermaster, hoist the ensign — stand by to dip. " — " How many days? " — " Where ' s the Shazc now? — in England already? — Oh well, only seven more days. " — " In the bunt ! the bunt ! ! ! " — " Look at those Irish pennants ! " 11 :50 " Sir. the watch is relieved. " 11:51 " Stand by for meridian altitude sight! — watch time eleven-fifty-seven. " 12:00 " Formayshun ! — lay down and eat. " — " Boy! — can ' t you get some cold Noon water? " — " Any more butter " — " Dere ain ' t no more " — " Hell! make some more! — I gotta eat. " — " Anything left for the engineers? " — " All navigation note books will be turned in by 1 :00 p. m. " 1 :00 " Formation ! " — " Bilgers lay below and study for re-exams — the rest fall out and turn to about decks. " — " Course eight-seven " — " How many miles Two Hundred Ninety-nine to s:;o? " — " lliiw nian - knots, quartt-rniaster ? " — " Revolutions, eight- fight. " 1:20 " ( Iftk-ii- (if the (lay I — go helow and wake up those men — aren ' t they sup- posed to he studying? " 1:25 " Officer of the deck! — Officer of the deck!! — where is that Co.xs ' n ? — Co. s " n ! Coxs ' n ! ! — Quartermaster get that Coxs ' n! " — " W ' hv. oh why, etc. " 3:30 " Xow dere vil he qin-atters at tree-turdy ! — uniform clean -ites — (h " aw your vater " — " lle - Jack, got a clean hlouse? " — " Who ' s got our huc- ket ? " — " I ' ll get the water. " 4:00 " Ding-ding " — " Man overhoard ! — do not provide! " — " Sir, all stations manned " — " Secure ! " — " .S ' missed ! " 4:25 " Co.xs ' n take in the sails " — " All deck cadets on deck! " — " Get moving! get moving ! ! " — etc. 5 :30 " Breeze coming up, sir " — ' ' All hands on deck ! " — " Alan, etc. — tend, etc. " 6:00 " Lay helow and eat " — " Boy! — can ' t you get some cold water? " — " ( )ars ! " 6:05 " . 11 hands on deck! — take in all sail " — " What ahout our eats? " — - " W ' atcli on deck secure the tops ' l — that ' s well — lay below " — " this stutt is cold now, D ! ! ! x$z ? ! " 6:30 " The smoking lamp is lit " — " Hey jack, len ' me a butt will yo ' — got a light? " — " How many miles? " 7 :30 " -Stand Ijy your hammocks " — " L ' ncover. " 7 :50 " Attention to colors. " 7:55 " I ' ormation ! " — " Sir. the watch is relieved. " " Ouartermaster? " — " Here, sir " — " Wheel? " — " Here, sir. " — " Lookout? " — " Here, sir " — " Lifeliuoy? " — " Here, sir. " — " Fall out and turn in. " 8:00 " Everybody up! — all cadets get [lajier and pencil — blinker drill on main signal ' yard ' " — " 1) ! ! ! ! " 9:30 " .Ml hands on deck! — set all sail " — " You an engineer? " 10:30 " That ' s well — lay below — w-atch on deck make up the gear. " 11 :00 " Quartermaster — get those men up out of the wet and send them below " " Hey! wake up, it ' s raining " — " Hey Jack! get u]), you ' re all wet " — " Save me a ])lace under the ladder " — " H ! everything is soaked down here. " 11:50 " ' ake up ! — you in the second section? " — " Second section on deck! — never mind that pea-coat — get up here! " — " Sir. the watch is relieved. " 12:00 " IJing ding — ding ding — ding ding — ding ding. " — " Sir. the running Mid- lights are burning brightly " — " Very well " — " All secure about decks, Night sir " — " Seven and a half knots " — " Engine room! — Engine Room!! " The steady grind of tlic ciujincs and the sz . ' ish-s rash of the ■a ' l ' es as the ' iK ' iiid rushes ast the ears of the lookout ahiiie hreah the stillness of the nil lit. Three Hundred 2:00 " I.iyht lin. sir! " — " Where away? " — (Captain C(.)nies up tor a night walk) ■ ' Breeze coming up. sir " — " Ves, looks like we might set sail " — " All Cadets on deck! " — " Huh? — when are we supposed to sleep ' " ' — " Alan the, etc. — tend the. etc. — lay aloft! " 3:30 " That ' s well, lay below. " 3:50 " Wake up. wake up! — are you in the third section? " 3:55 " Sir. the watch is relieved. " — " ' ery well, la}- below. " 4:30 " heel, change course right four degrees — the sails are flapping — Co ;s " n, better take in the sails. " — " All hands on deck! " — " What — ? " (Hiisiiiihj remarks censored) " As you were, lireeze coming up — la ' below. " 6:45 " Rise and shine! — stow all hammocks " — " Why. oh whw etc. " — " HOW MAW -MORE DAYS?!! " 1. Tlu- Skipl cr s boat 2. The landing force 3. Passing t! c buck 4. Admiral ' s insl cctinn 5. Lcc H ' S boat , 6. Bag Inspection She had a cold. Now I ha -e one. ITas if worlli while? Mr. O ' Neill: vd . is a sentry? Sleepy Szcab: One hundred ears, Three Hundred One l £ fp fS NAVAL TERMS (or u ' hy a ship ' s a " she " ) Kaydct over phone: Hello jane, I ' m coniin.t; rii, ' ht over, Sally Jane: Ciiaiige course one- eiglit-oh! Mr. Lcainy: Did you scrub your dunsjarces last week ? Kaydct Icl.: Yes, sir. Mr. Lraniy: i ' nt ' iin on rejxirt for torn duns arci-s. " After you ' ve end.fed for a couple of years. A ml touched all the ports of both hcnn. ' iphercs ; Have seen the cathedrals, and castles and such. And tried e7 ' ery lanijuaijc front Hindu to Dutch: Have seen all the sii hts that our pay zeill alUne; Have bou( ht cii arettes aiul the real natiz ' c choic With cz ' cry knoTen money, from Pesos to Marks: Have danced zcith. and iccdked teith, and sat in the parks. With i irls from the Islands, and Ori- ent too — Pause, and think over the cruise you ' ve been through; Take places and people — as foreign ports go Did they look as good as the home ports you knoivF " He: I can ' t see why you wear your skirts so short. She (absently): You can ' t ? 1 lircc Hundred Two TIME: 7:50 A. M. SCENE: LOWER WASHROOM Ten cadets frantically t)rushing ofi with hot water before inspection. En- ter another unfortunate : " What ' s the matter, going anywhere? ' ' " Yeh — going on report. " Conistock hanging up telephone re- ceiver before other party had time to answer: " Come back to papa, sweet nickle. Mamma has heard your tingle and will call me soon ! " RULES OF THE ROAD Wlicii ill (laiujcr or in doubt Run ill circles, yell and shout. If ahead t ' a ' o lights arc seen And one is red, the other green Just hold our course and run betzuceii. " I think it ' s the doctor ' s book, the appendix has been cut out. " Shiiiiiui buttons Even a fish won ' t get caught if it keeps its mouth shut. A tlilrd ila. ' :siiHiii one Zi ' cck after the second elass-tliird class football i aine " They say there ' s microbes in a kiss. This rumor is most rife. So come my dear and make of me An invalid for life. " Cadet 0.1). Mr. Leaiiiv: Sir, all are present. Very well, report ! Liiidy: " Do I look my usual well gnimed self this evening? " Echoes from the mirror: " Yes, sir; you look your crucial smell groomed self, sir! " Three Hundred Three THE LIGHTSHIP [ iictisy at your iiiooriiu s lay. Your ceaseless I ' igil kccf . To ' iwirn the passiiu mariner Of peril on the deep. Storm buffeted by -.. ' iiitry blast. ] ' oiir lii hts must rr ' iT glo:e By nif ht throiujli stini iin spiiidrif and The 7eind lashed, blindinr snoz When foij obscures the hcai ' ina sea Your ghostly zearuings sound To guide each groping ressel from Her death to safety bound. liy clearing day, your signal marks. In calm or northeast gale, A z ' cleome beacon to the ships, Siiidit or lashed -a ' itli hail. The reef, the shoal, the treacherous bar .-Ire cheated of their prev By your devoted leatcliftdness. Unsleeping, night or day. Man built you. staunch and strong and ■i.rll. Sun seared and tempest tossed, ' Though made by iiiaii. ou do God ' s i ' ork. Liz ' cs .■tO-red from being lost. Lieut. Comdr. H. X. Perham iirst: I saw an Italian count yi--- terday. Second: Well, yuu never can tell wliat .Mussolini will teach those fel- lows ne.xt. Three Hundred Fciir j; k irdd Rdl: What is the best con- ductor of electricity? B Paul: Why — er — er — Wild Till: That ' s right. M j W i j) % t ' -.-.Il- ' ' T ' i V V - jMp - m g yr-- - - ' -f N f W X ji x fv ' - » W - • ' ® ' ' 3 ,, w . —T-- jfij ' figi rfj y% V ofi " J r s Hi l UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER HELL! It ' s " hell " when the doctor sends his bdls ;r.T ti. ' ;i; is meant by this word For a ■ ' hell of a lot " of Irifs and ■■ hell ■■ fills— Tlicy soiiicfinics say " It ' s cold as When xoii read this you ' ll knozv real ' ■hell ' - zeell Soinctiiiirs they say " It ' s as hot as Jit. -t zehat is meant by this zeord ■ hell ' " ■■ Hell. " Jl ' heii it rains hard " It ' s hell " they cry It ' s also " hell " when it is dry. -Hell Yes: " " Hell No! " and " Oh hell " too! ' ■ The hell yon don ' t " an, I " the hell They " hate like hell " to see it snoze. yon do. " It ' s a •■ hell of a wind " if it starts to And " IJ ' hat in hell " and " The hell blow it is " Nox ' " how in the hell " can anyone tell " To hell zcith yours " and " To hell ■■ What in the hell " is meant by zeifh his. " ■■ Hell " . ' - Noiv. zd ' o in hell " and " Oh, hell. This married life is " hell " they say — zdiere: ' " U ' Jien he eonies in late " there ' s hell to And " What the hell do you think I fay " care. ' " It ' s " hell " xchen the kid voit have to But " The hell " of it is " It ' s as sure tote as hell " When he starts to yell " It ' s a hell of f[ ' ( ' don ' t knoze " What in hell " is a note " ■■ Hell. " Three Hundred Fire A PARISIAN COURSE IN ART A mutt testimony of the Kaydrls intense af ' preciatipn of the suhUnhC and the beautiful Szcah: May I ask a question, sir? G. jr.: Very well. Sicab: Sir, i.s it true that most Con- necticut College ,s,Mrls jiet ? (j. II ' .: It certainly is! Sixty-five ])er cent of ' em admit it and I can vouch for th ' other thirty-five. First room mate (three minutes and sixty seconds from 10:.30 on Saturday A. M.); Where in h — are mv skiv- vies ? Second ditto: Oh, is that the rag I ' ve been dusting with?— CRASH ! LitlU ' Cadet Miiffct Thotight he could bluff it ' V sleeping n ' lien calculus was dense, Ihit in came old Dim .hid (jot U ' ise to him No7v poor little Muffet ' s gone hence. .Mr. Leamy: Mr. Stolfi, have you white socks on ? Stolfi: No sir. .I ; ' . Leamy: Pull up your [jants — what, no white socks? Sez us : The only diiiference be- tween a snake and a second classman is that the snake stays in the grass. I-uiik: How many men have you down there ? ' oiee from hold: Three. Funk: Well, send up half of them. Snira ' shoes " and " Feli.v " study ordnance Three Hundred .S " i.i- Elsie: Xow you " ve caught nie, are you really going to k-kiss me ? Johnny (desperately): N-Xo ; hon- est, I was only f()olin ' . 1-1 thought you could run faster. 2 A. M. Parked in the farmer ' s drive for hours. Finally : " Hey ! What ' s the matter out there? Flat tire? " " Hell no ! " came a muffled voice, " you think Fd still be here if she was? " " Words break no bones; Hearts though sometimes. " Mr. O ' Xcill: " Did you sweep un- der the radiator this morning? " Bessie: " Yes, Sir ! " Mr. O ' NeiH: " ' ell, what did you sweep under the radiator? " Objcc II ijocs OH the " tree " The " good bartendcis iiunuii trout One of our li ' ild " English " talcs " Gosh, my femme is skinny. " " Don ' t say skinny; it isn ' t used in the best of places. " " Yeah, but that is just where she ' s skinnv. " First Classiuiiii (inspecting a Swab room ) : " This room looks like hell — three — six — nine spots for you. " One Szcab (to roommate): " Gee those first classmen have been every- where. " " What is the age limit of cadets? " " A cadet is the limit no matter what his age. " Three Hundred Seven .SVm ' r aliLiy. ' Fciiiiiic: ■ ' ( )h dear. I bruised my lips — mother always used to kiss a hurt ])lace. " Charlie: " Shall 1 call muther? " BALLISTICS Coiiidr. Zcuslcr: You may give me a resume of today ' s lessou, Mr. Mc- Lean. Mac: I haven ' t read all of it, sir. Coiiidr. Zcuslcr: Then give me all you have of it. Mac: I haven ' t ery much of it, sir. Coiiidr. Zcuslcr: Well £;i e me what you have studied. Mac: Really sir. 1 have just a very little of it. Coiiidr. Zcuslcr: Let me have just what you have, Mac: -] sir. I didn ' t read any (if it hut 1 spent three hours on )()ur iirohlem. THE SEE-GEE PRACTICE SQUADRON (ll ' ith apologies where due) The ofjicers ' re a huuch of puuks, Tliev stand their leatchcs in their bunks. And pack their leork clothes in their trunks, — ;; ( ' See-Gee Practice Squadron The skipper walks the quarter deck, .hid zehen he calls 7er jump, by heck, ll ' e wonder hoze he runs this zcrcck, — in the .Sec-Gee Practice Squadron. The chief engineer he kn07 . ' s his juice, ll ' e draw his curz ' cs to beat the deuce, Altliougli zee knew they ' ll be no use, — To the See-Gee Practice Squadron. A screaming z .TCcb they call " E.vec, " With an.vious brozc he Z . ' alks the deck, For he has troubles by the peck, — ;( ( ' See-Gee Practice Squadron. The sleepy guy is the navigate, IJ ' Jio alzeays turns in just at eight. But looks as though he staved up late, — In the Scc-Gcc Practice Squadron. .■ nd they all shijijied over in a ( ) hark- ( ) en ( ) tine. 77 n-i- Ilumtn-d l:i ilil i I " J! ' hat do yoii -i ' unt. ' " suys the coin- iiunidant , And runs us ' round until ti ' i ' piint, But I O ashore, he says ii ' c can ' t, — ); (• Scc-Ucr Practice Siiuadron. The [ ' ax clerk hands us out our pay, For zchich i t zcork for nmny a day, But only net it to gii ' c m . ' ay, — In the See-Gee Practice Squadron. I The i unners sure are full of flnek. They point their iiiius and trust to luck. For Kaydcts alzcays take the buck, — )( the Sec-Gee Practice Squadron. The first class think they ' re bold and tough. And in small boats, put up a bluff. And pray the " sz ' abs " 7 ' ill do their stuff.— In the See-Gee Practice Squadro)i. But zehen our ship has rniig its knell. And dropped her hook in the gates of hell. The skipper he ' ll say " I ' cry zecll I " In the See-Gee Practice Squadron. " Are you cold " ' Bout to freeze! " Want ni coat. ' " If yon please! " " Want it all. ' " •• Just the . ;lee:rs! ' Diogenes ( with lantern ) : What do }-(:m know ? 2nd Glassinaii: Xothin ' ! And so Diogenes blew out his lan- tern and went home. ' ( ' ; Let ' s go topside. t ;z ' . ' What ' s " topside? " Kay: Upstairs. Ciz ' : Naw ! Let ' s go bottom side. Absence makes the spots grow larger. SONG OF THE GOLD BRICK " If the malady lingers on. " Famous last words : First Class]tu!ji (at mess) : Say jrace. mister. Third Classman: Grace, sir. Three Hundred Nine Bet th Meaiaories Linger On " Mr. Cole, get that ofF before the grass gets green. " Hermie, in Juice class: " Sir, is that R. P. M. in seconds? " " Who ' s that girl you had last night " — " That wasn ' t a girl, that was Bessie. " Butch, reading sample cases in Courts and Boards: " Who ' s this woman ' N. O. P. ' ? — I wanna meet her. " " I ' m snaky the women say, but — etc. " Russ, in Tactics: " Sir, but how big is a big number? " Hermie, forty degrees off course and frantically turning the wheel of the Alexander Hamilton the wrong way: " Help! Help! She ' s running away! " Hank, letting go the wheel and walking up to the pilot in answer to " come this way, " as the Shaw winds up the narrow Thames (England) river: " do you want to see me? " - — and " Merlin " jumps for the wheel. Bill, in Ordnance Class : " Sir, that page was missing from my book. " Mac: " No sir, 1 never study. " Hank, in Madeira : " Wait ' U I get my change — " Mr. Hall, marking board work: " I don ' t care what you got or how you got it, I)ut it ' s all wrong! " Pat : " Donohue or somebody stole my eraser. " Jack, in Logic class : " It is either raining or it is not raining. It is not rain- ing, therefore it is raining. " Three Hundred Tc After a " swab " call : " What are you doing in the dark, Mister McLean? " — " Studying sir. " Butch: " Well if both the yellow and the white are food then where does the chicken come from? " Lindauer, after the first cruise, giving the usher his tickets in the Garde theatre : " Two seats amidships on the starboard side. " " ' anna see where the horse bit me ? " Bernie, after telling girl he can ' t dance well: " Sit it out?— Hell no! I need the practice. " Lindy: " They can ' t fire me — my adaptability is too high. " Hermie, as O. D. for the first time, and making an announcement : " The New London swimming team is comiiosed of 50% of the Cadets— as you were— I mean 50% cadets. " Henry, in Florida, after being told the mot or club was taking the cadets on a sight seeing party and was going to provide the cars, refreshments, and bathing suits for swimming: " And are they going to have girls in the cars for us? " ' inn, during Calculus exam, after instructor tells him to use any method he knew: " I would do it some way that I knew if I knew anything. " Three Hundred Eleven " (live nic liberty or tjive me sleep. " Run up the Semper Paratus tlaL; and turn in. The unitdrm for 8:00 a. m. will be semi- Sir. I don ' t know where they are. " Run ! Run ! .She ' s a high yaller ! " he steps backward toward the retreating I ' .ucky. as ( ). 1). on the " Ham " : ' dirty. i)retty close to clean whites. " " Boxing .squad take a liot shower Eddie, making rejwrt at tire drill ; Gus, talking in his slee]) : " Run ! Pansy " says a wet goodnight as liljcrty boat. The cracker crumb mystery. ln-n the h ' ccldimiT stole u]) on the " llani " in tile dead of night thus caus- ing -All Hands. " Don jirks lets go the tops ' l halliard. Mermie let got the sheet. The Coal heavers in Madeira adopted half our clothes. Sid stepped on " Aggies ' ' face. The Reclaimer went aground in Greenjjort liecause the first classmen were up late at a dance the night before. Mack borrowed a shilling from a " P)0bl)ie. " When a quarter of a bucket of water lasted all day. The black gang was envied. There was liberty but no boats. We were fogbound in Rockland. Amos bawled out the Captain on the Chant plain. We danced the light fantastic in La Coruna, Spain. The " shag " in Fernandina. The engine went dead and the cadets in dress whites rowed the niot(jr launch back from the Inverurie, Bermuda, at 2:00 . .m. We drank ginger beer in " Limey " town. " You cawn ' t miss it. " Hyde Park. The old dance hall and gym decorations when we were swabs. ■ ' Who ' s dis guy Hogan. " We miss the last ferry from the Isle of Palms. Greeley slept in the Captain ' s Inmk. The Azores beckoned and " Pat " fell. We stripped the Paris-bound trains of signs. The Sliaiv ' s " canteen " in the " Guinee-e jnillinan. " ' We saw movies of us in London. Bucky slejJt in the coal bunkers. Lindy tliought it was " ladies ' night " on the Caiiulen. Cheyene Charlie ' s. " Objee " disliked marines. Bowman didn ' t like tacks in his bunk. The liarracks caught fire and Mavor lost his bathrobe and — ' I ' he Ilantiltnn ' s s]jeed was figureil on a calendar. Thr,-c Ihmdicd licclvc Buniboat men cnu.nlit the cual we threw at them. Bessie painted Cherlioiirg red. We went to Boston. " Lock up your ditty Ixixes and get under our bunks — Rufus is in the wing. Pat lost a tooth. We are the first class to graduate from the Xew . cademy. (Ask L. H.) " Better huicks were built and bathrobes bought them. " The Sliaic had " ice cream, cheekin, and ice cold beeah " every day. The " Guinee-e pullman ' " was home sweet home. ' ' Ramona. " ' ' Aty Ohio Imme. " " ' Bungalow of dreams, " " I ' m saving Satur- day night for you. " And of course Bessie and the lUill Ben — and the outboard game. " Collie " liroke out the anchor watch tn watch the anchor. Erasers tlew thick and fast before Hygiene classes. Sid claimed the South won the Civil War. " Red lead " came up instead oi jieaches. We graduated in December. SIR. THE CADETS HAVE LAXDED AXD HAVE THE SITUATIOX WELL IX HAXD On the right IlC ; 7T(- a dcinniistration of the barrel hold — in the eenter the half-strangle is amply ilhistraleii—and on the left is an unknown but effeetive jn-jit-sn — zehy u ' restle? He: -Hello:- She: He: " Oh, well. ' Three Hundred Thirteen {Coifiiiiicil from pai c 215) OKLAHOMA piENAN, the liostess CO. Ashley And other missing ribs GRAND FIXALE Featuring All Hands and the Ship ' s Cook In presenting this risque scene we wish to make it clear that all data was obtained from the cinema " Kveen of the Night Cloobs " — clearly demonstrating the educational value of the humble " Movie. " Otherwise the Kaydets in their innocence would have been unable to reproduce so vividly the trials and tribula- tions of " Ye Wilde Oate Sower on old Broadway. " Costumes used are representative of the upper stratum of New London society. Donors may spend a very pleasant evening watching their clothes gallop- ing around on someone else. THE NEW DRESS SUIT {With tlie usual apologies to R. K.) By the shores of Maryland, Looking northward with a gleam, He ' s in Baltimore a-waiting As I worry o ' er this seam ; For the stitchin ' sure is weakniii ' As the bugle sounds that call — Pay your bill you blar-sted kay-det Pay your bill to Rosenthal Pay your bill to Rosenthal Pay your bill to Rosenthal Can ' t yuh see the shekels pourin ' From Kay-dets to Rosenthal On their way to Baltimore Where the sewing machines roar While the Kay-dets cuss like thunder It ' s what Sherman said was war. The stripes on this were yaller An the serge has now turned green An my trousers are so dangerous That I ' d like to cart a screen An I seed it first a beauty As my new Kay-det dress suit An it fitted me quite perfect An 1 sure thought I looked cute Bloomin ' seams did not endure I remember that for sure Plucky lot they cared for modesty When they made this flying moor Down the way in Baltimore Where the sewing machines roar W hile the Kay-dets cuss like thunder It ' s what Sherman said was war. Ship me somewhere East of Suez Where the best look like the worst Where there ain ' t no formal dances ' Nu then let these damned seams burst For the trousers sure are weaknin ' An it ' s some quiet place for me Away from brilliant lightin ' W ' here it ' s dark and all dusky Pay your bill to Rosenthal As the bugle sounds that call Can ' t yuh see the shekels pour in From Kay-dets to Rosenthal On their way to Baltimore Where the sewing machines roar While the Kay-dets cuss like thuncler It ' s what Shernian said was war Three Hundred Fourteen ' ■■ Sc: I to the ijii-l friend— " Siiiit ' lc! — liold liori.::ontall to xoiir eye and fiive four quarter turns Liberty artv on deekl Three Hundred Fifteen li -zcliy (lid I roam .- ■ri ' (7v from home, To sec the sea. ()h iiiv. oh me. " What is matter? What is mind? ' ■ ' Never mind, it doesn ' t matter. " " Thani s for tiie ride. " " Oh, don ' t mention it. " " I won ' t if you keep quiet alDOUt it. " Femme: " Oh, I wish the Lord liad made me a man. " Kavdcl: " He did I ' m the man. " " Boat alloy ! " " Practice s(|uadron. " " Aw, you can ' t fool me, that ' s only one little motor hoat. " " Well of all the nerve, " she said as she slapped his face. ■ " Don ' t you ever try to kiss me a,t;ain " " , 11 right, " he replied meekly. " If that ' s the way you feel ahout it, get of? my lap. " Three riiDulrcd Si.rlccn PERMISSION TO GO SKAT- ING, SIR? Get permission from the Cadet O. D. to see the D. O. Get permission from the D. O. to see the executive officer. Get permission from the executive officer to go skating. Tell D. O. you have executive offi- cer ' s permission. Tell O. D. you ha e executive offi- cer ' s permission. Get permission to see the engineer- ing officer to get truck. Get permission from the engineer- ing officer to use the truck. Tell executive officer you have per- mission to use the truck. Tell D. O. you have permission to use the truck. Tell O. D. you have permission to use the truck. Report time of leaving to Cadet O. IX Iveport time of leaving to the D. O. Report time of leaving to the execu- tive officer. Go out to the pond and find it ' s too late to skate any more. Report yovu- return to the execu- tive officer. Report your return to the D. O. Report your return to the O. D. Secure the truck. Repcjrt truck secure to the O. D. Report truck secure to the I). C). Report all secure to the executive officer. Put out your light and turn in. Xext morning listen for vour name on the conduct report for forgetting something. Three Hundred Sncniccn (Or Additional Adventures of Alice in Blunderland) " The time has coiiw. " the Slide Rule said. To spring a little hoax, — Of adiabatic kilo7i. ' atts, And British Thermal Jokes. " Sighting along the edge of the SHde Rule I discovered thirteen or twenty cadets wearing blue overalls and a dejected look, but marching with all the enthusiasm I have so often observed in the lock-step. " ? " said I to the Slide Rule. " Engineers, " he replied, lowering his left eyelid and poking his tongue into his cheek. I followed them to the engineering laboratory. Inside the door was a can of second-hand automobile grease. One cadet, whom I will call the Section Leader, smeared his hands to the wrists and wiped his face with grease. He did not know why, but understood it was called for by the ancient traditions of the engineering profession. " And does it fool the instructor? " I asked. " We don ' t know but tradition says it does. " The instructor began speaking and I soon observed that most of the cadets appeared to be asleep. The Section Leader explained to me that a cadet can absorb knowledge most efficiently when his eyes are partially or totailv closed ; he appears to be snoozing but in reality his mind is functioning normally. " Trance " is probably a better word than " coma " to describe the condition. When the preliminary instructions were completed and the experiment was about to begin, the Section Leader gently waked the other twelve or nineteen, and as each regained his consciousness, he eased by the Instructor with the pass word " Sick Bay " and went out the door. It is required that the Section Leader be in good health so the Instructor will have at least one to instruct. Presently the Instructor was deep in the experiment, and the Section Leader, finding time hanging heavily on his greasy hands, amused himself by showing me his note book. Turning the pages at random I made a number of startling dis- coveries, which I note here for the benefit of the scientific world : Efficiency is the ability to get by with minimum efifort ; it is synonymous with hokum. Overall efficiency consists of sidestepping a job while wearing overalls. Net efficiency wins at tennis. Maximum efficiency is to find a good magazine in the waiting room at the sick bay and then wait two hours for your turn ; but several elements of luck are involved in this. An internal combustion engine is one that burns itself up from the inside. It has a constant pressure cycle and a constant volume cycle, and is therefore called a bicycle. Efforts to verify theories are not always successful. Our section spent two hours searching for the thermodynamics of a steam turbine, we did not find a single thermodynamic, or adiabatic either, for that matter. The Orsat apparatus is used for analyzing hot air. Three Hundred Eighteen t At this point in my reading the Instructor announced the successful con- clusion of the experiment, whereupon the Section Leader gave a sign through the window and the other twelve or nineteen cadets came trooping in wearing total disability brassards. I hastened out and rejoined my guide, the Slide Rule. It was good to look again upon his homely but guileless features. — " J ' a get your e.x])eriment written up yet ? " SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH The Cadets always wondered how scientists knew there were spots on the son — now thev have ideas. " If you keep looking at me like that I ' m going to kiss you. " " Well I can ' t hold this expiession much longer. " First price azi-ardrd in H. F. Spoiccr SEAMANSHIP EXAM Q. You are launchng a surf boat under way and in a heavv sea but have no oil bags. What would you do? A. Sound swimming call for the black gang. ybody. heigh-ho " The anclior zinteli Three Hundred Nmelecn PASS YOUR RE-EXAM? " Well, you sec. it was this way — " — Xc-ithcr (lid 1. shake. " .S7;( ' One: " Ever see a miracle? " Slic Tivo: " Sure — once I saw a cadet keei) a date on time. " Clothes may ir.ake the man. hut uni- forms make the women. Passciii cr: Uh. Captain, can you tell me what time the tide rises? I want to close my portholes. She sub-one: " Why did they take Bob out of the game ? " She siib-tzeo: " Fi r holdintj. " .S7(( ' suh-one: " ( )h, isn ' t that just like l .ohl " NAVAL ARCHITECTURE Alae: " Western tir? " Pof : " . 11 ri ,dit. what is the (|ues- --m 000(11 000 U )) [s][o]0 (1 ... _— _ ... 1 ATTENTION TO ORDERS The Cadets going on the cruise this summer will have to make their own sea-bags as the Ijags made b} ' the Class of Thirty are no longer in good con- dition. Three Hundred Tn ' Culy The rain U poured. The sea it roared. The sky zeas draped in blaek. The old ship rolled. She pitched and bozi ' lcd And lost her eharted track! " Oh dear, oh dear! Sir. zeill it clcarT ' Loud 7eailed a dame on dcik As they beared the lead The skipper said. " It alius has. bv heck! " Broad on the starboard boz He kissed her ami sb.e sighed. Dozen zebere the lilacs fell. " That zeas the 7 " ;-.s- . " she cried - I think she lilacs hell. ' ■ Breathes there a man zeith soul so dead Who never to himself hath said. As he stubbed his toe against the bed. " All men require to be stepped on — some on tiie neck and some on the ac- celerator. " " ' ill you give me a kiss? Just one? " " I certainly will not. You just asked for a match and ended by taking half of dad ' s best cisrars. " First Classman: Give nie two nickles. Xickle Man: I haven ' t anv. sir. I got a dollars worth Saturday, and I ' ve given out about 70 of them. Rightslwulder : Do you think peo- ple have any Ijusiness kissing? Arms: It ' s not a business. It ' s a pleasure. Three Hundred Tzventy-onc yoiii- z . ' ork is made more easy Eva friendly helping hand, Sa so. Speak out brave and truly, Ere the darkness -red the land. " I SIGNALING e vn in ' COMMUNICATION Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Ltd. FORE RIVER PLANT, OUINCV, MASS. BOSTON PLANT Atlantic Works. East Boston 6.m0-t(in Drv i:)ock Simpson Works, East Boston 10.000-ton Drv Dock Complete Ship Construction and Repair Facilities Designer s antl BuiklLM-s ul all classes uf Steam and Motor Ships, Barges, Floats, etc. OTHER 13ETHLEHEM PLANTS SPARROWS POINT, Sparrows Point, Md. BALTIMORE DRY DOCKS, Baltimore, Md, UNION, San Francisco, Cal. SAN PEDRO. Los Angeles, Cal. BETHLEHEM SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION, LTD. Main Office: Bethlehem, Pa. General Sales Offices: New York City Boston Sales Office: 100 Milk St. Tide Kits ' 08 At the first stroke of the bell I grope convulsively through the darkness for the forestay. At the second I realize that the wild alarm hells of my native town are far. far away. . t the third I take a long lireath. . t the last 1 lift up mv voice and, in tragic tone, proclaim that " The running lights are burning brightly, sir! " (with the accent on the sir). Not that 1 have any definite knowl- edge on the matter, hut because that is the proper thing for me, in my capacity as lookout, to say at four bells. Other- wise the skeptic on the bridge might doubt my wakefidnes. As if in response to the alarm in m - hail, the watch amidships snaps (jut. " Port gan ' way, sir! " and from the deep gloom beneath the i|iiarti ' r-deck awning there floats forward in iloleful chant. " Life buoy, sir. " A minute of suspense, and then fr(jm the bridge the subdued, reassuring " Aye ! Aye. ' ' Again turning seaward, I am much relieved when the phantom who appears at my side tells me that he is vearning to take my ]jlace. 1 pass the honor on to him reluctantly, with the information that 1 have seen no lights, which statement is perfectly true, although there may be plenty of them in the near vicinity. My relief takes occa- sion to tell me this in a most of fensive manner, but 1 do n(jt reply. ( )n the con- trary. 1 i)ick up my pea-coat and. with sardonic laughter. de])art. leaving him to the misery of two hom-s of midnight w al-cefulness. With a spirit subdued and awed In- the (|uiet magnitude of sea and starrv heavens. I wend my way aft to seek a seance with the sand man. As I descend t(j the main deck a startled figure scut- The SavieMs Baek of Neiv L Established 1827 A BIQ, STRONQ, FRIENDLY BANK Resources Over $26,000,000 Belonging to More Than 35.000 Depositors Accepts .Mlotnients from the Federal Government for Credit to Accounts of Bovs in the Service Open for Deposits Saturday Evenings, 6,30 to 8,30 ties weirdlv into the gloom under the fo ' c ' s ' le head. There is s(.)niething doing, but I am d reary with sleej) and keep clear. Just aft of the gangway I come upon a gruesome sight. The line of slumber- ing shipmates shrouded in pea-coats sug- gests strongly to my drowsy mind the cadavers of the morgue. To purge my soul of this ghastly hallucination I give the nearest corpse a lusty kick in the ribs. He awakes ! He arises in such anger that I speak soothingly about a block falling from the gallows frame. The animated nature of his reply sets my mind at ease on the morgue question. After a diligent search 1 discover my pillow just forward of the mainmast, and, resting blissfully upon it, the tousled head of another unfortunate. Gently I wake him. Gently but firmly I e.x])ound to him my desire to possess my own. He vields with the inimitable grace so characteristic nl ' this cruise. The draperies of my couch are not very elaborate, consisting simply of a pea-coat, hat, and a pair of rubber boots. Nevertheless, such as they are, I wrap them about me, and, with the boots under my head and the pillow under my hip- bone, lie down upon the frolicsome deck to pleasant dreams. ' ooing ] l(.)rpheus on the hard deck of a jumping steamer is, more or less, a painful operation, involving the com- pensation of about every motion known to science. Finally, however, I achieve a kind of faulty oblivion in which I fancv mvself being violently heaved al- ternatelv from plus to minus infinity. I do not know how long 1 have rested thus when I hear a tense and murderous whisper in my ear urging me to " Wake up ! " Mth the spirit of surreptitious- ness strong upon me, I hoarsely whisper ■ ' W ' otisit ? " His pea-coat, he says, is THE THAMES SHIPYARD THE THAMES TOWBOAT COMPANY Proprietors Laurence A. Chappell President Frank H. Chappell Treasurer Builders and Repairers of Vessels Marine Transportation and Towing Three Railway Dry Docks Yacht and Motor Boat Work A Specialty NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT lost, and have I seen it? Now do I rise in righteous anger, but observing that he is pretty well set up. I am content with telling him that his pea-coat is not on the main truck, nor yet in the foretop, nor the lazarette, nor the forepeak ; but if he continues this line of reasoning he will tind it by the method of exclusion. As he staggers aimlessly up the deck I return to my infinite oscillations. The familiar scenes of the dear home town again Idoni clearly in my befogged mind. I h;i e made half the length of the prin- cipal street, when — misery of miseries! I am jerked wildly to my feet and given a meteoric start for the bridge with the information that the officer of the deck is calling the cadets of the watch. Meekl}- I straighten my watch cap and continue to the sacred precinct. Sternly tlie O. D. eyes me and would like to knciw where are the cadets of the watch. Turning down the collar of my pea-coat, 1 make a chest at him and say, " Sir, I am the cadets of the watch. " Forebear- ing to crack the one about my being a singular watch, he points skyward and wonders if I see " that bright star. " 1 answer " Yessir, " and receive instruc- tions to take it as the theme for a little article to be handed in by 9:00 a. m. to- morrow. Rendering him his " Yessir " and salute, as per formula, I make a few passes over the compass, look at the clock, write 19-09-00 on a piece of paper, leave tlie bridge by the back door, hurl the [lajier at the ash chute, and again compose my weary limbs to rest. )nce again the jileasant scenes of cbildhiiod pervade the serenity of my soul. In ecstasy 1 dream of the inci- dents of a happy youth, and loving friends unlearned in contumely and the insolence of office. Xow at least sweet peace is mine, and I am quite happy in olili ion. when suddenly I become con- scious of an awful agony in the neigh- borhood of my solar plexus. Again I awake in the certaint - that the liijht of r my young life has gone out forever. It is daylight. Leering down at me from the altitude of the first cutter is a grin- ning face, Mild as I fully open my eyes he gently murmurs, " A hlock fell on you from the gallows frame. " ( By ail old timer) ' ■ We don ' t get the sort of sailormcn now that we used to get. " said Middle Age. ■ ' No. and we never did. " retorted the Old Timer. " There is a lot of loose talk ahout the did days, — and that sort of loose talk is not one of the new in- ventions, either, — it was going strong as far back as I remember. Of course, f orate a lot on the 4th of July or the 4th of August, the birthdays of the Nation and the Service, about the ancient tradi- tions of both; but at all other times 1 admit that both the Country and the Ser- vice are still on the up grade, and are better now than ever. " Why, when 1 first started seafaring on a windjammer, we had to shanghai men to get them to sea; — now I observe you have to station a sentry at the gang- way to keep them off. And after we got to sea, — Lord! Lord! A quart of water a day for each man for all pur- poses including personal sanitation ; salt horse day in and day out ; cubby hole to slee[) in that wnuld asphyxiate a normal man; and a ropes end if the did man or the first mate was feeling pee ish. Talk to me about your " iron men, " — on that fare and treatment a man cnuld not have done a day ' s work if be bad a-mind to. " Then I came in the Service. No Academy in my time, — you bad td be a sailorman to begin with. .And it was a good service too — Well, jiretty gond. But even then it was not as good as it had been. That was what they said. The Captains before the Civil War must have been great old bovs from all accounts. E. CH of the four new Coast Guard Cutters — Itasca, Sebago. Saranac and No. 53 (un- named) — will be equipped with ten Warren pumps. 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No Business is Too Small or Too Large for Us To Handle WE SOLICIT YOUR INQUIRIES Aly tlrst ship in the Service was a hnndred ;nid forty odd feet long, between three and fonr hundred tons gross, and all of eight knots speed; btit by the way they handled her, you would have thotight she was an ocean liner. One day, after it had taken two hours to dock her, the old man beamingly announced to the exec. ' .She handles like a little top. ' I ' act ;ts. they didn ' t get much jiractice in docking in those days, — but at sea, — well, :it se:i you found out they were real seamen, and 1 for one resented their dis].iaragement of theniselves by com- parison with their predecessors. " ' Ihen we got S(]me new ships, Mc- i ' liUinh ;ind lh;it lot. F)ath tubs in them! What w;is the Service coming to? What would the ( )Id Timers have thought of a sea .going IkiiIi tub? Lot of dudes, that ' s what these youngsters were! Humph! . nd now, 1 hear, in the latest ships vou have nunn ' ng, fresh water all over the ship: and unlimited hours even on the cadet practice cruise. W ' J i CUMMINS ENGINE CO. Manufacturers of DIESEL MARIXE PROPULSION ENGINES DIESEL STATIONARY ENGINES DIESEL GENERATING SETS COLUMBUS, INDIANA m " We did some t;oiid work in the nld davs ; lots of it too. And then again we did a lot of hiding- out. There were plenty of good places along the coast where there was no telegraph and yrm could run in to rest up f(jr a week or so and maybe get some painting done, and Washington didn ' t even know which ocean you were in. Now, ' ashington says, ' Find out what the Mohican is doing and tell her to quit it. ' Or, ' Send the Saranac to a disabled ship somewhere East of Bermuda. ' And within a quarter of an hour they are on the way. And the • know their stuff and do it. too. " Have it your way. son. It is all right by me if you want to ])raise the nld timers. Personally. I prefer to think a clean, happy, well-fed, well-clothed, edu- cated man can, and does, work all the better for his good conditions ; and that a roomy well found ship with some mod- ern appliances is better than a little, dinky, overcrowded tub to do the job with. .Anvhow. I am verv wearv of cute COLUMBIAN PROPELLERS Columbian Bronze Corp. FREEPORT, L. L, N, Y. When The Coast Quard Breasts The Storm WHEN THE COAST GUARD GOES TO SEA It is more than an even break that the L C SMITH goes witli it. The L C SMITH Typewriter is used as regular equipment Ijy the U. S. Coast Guard. This sturdy. Ball-hearing L C SMITH is further adapted to Coast Guard use because it is rustproofed. We have oxidized the L C S IITH so that it success- fully resists corrosion under the severe conditions en- countered IN THE SERVICE. L. C. SMITH CORONA TYPEWRITERS, Inc. 51 Madison Avenue, New York City The Mariners Savino;s Bank Joiaulcd ill 1867 by men identified ivith the ' IV lid ling industry NEXT TO POST OFFICE NEW LONDON savings about ' iron ships and wooden men. ' " Shove off in the bow ! " [es or a s wsio From the Old l-orctop Dear Folks — At last Eve found a chance to write. This is some life ! We have to work just awfully hard. While we were in New London we had to carry on all our food and everything. Then, one day, we had to holystone the floor. They sprinkled sand all over it and then we had to rub big bricks over it. There ' s an awful lot of ropes on here with queer names. There ' s one named after a stone in a detective story, I think. They call it a clue garnet. They told me they had a Flemish horse, too, but that he was somewhere around the yard. I haven ' t seen him yet. . lso we have three trucks aboard. I can ' t find where they are kept, though. When we left New London v e en- countered terrific waves that came all over the front part of the boat. The water ran all over. I didn ' t get my feet wet. though, and so didn ' t catch cold. Was glad you told me to bring m, - rub- bers. Sleeping in a hammock isn ' t so bad, except that the fellow who sleeps next to me puts his feet in my face all the time. The Captain was talking to me the other day. I was leaning over the rail and he came up and said, " Don ' t lean over that rail, young man. " We do a lot of turning here. ' e turn out. turn to, and turn in. Mostly turn to. Well, it ' s nine bells, so I ' ll have to go to bed. Your sailor boy. Dear Folks — This afternoon we put an eight oared rowboat over and proceeded to run cir- THE BOOKSHOP, Inc. Books of all the Publishers CARDS GIFTS STATIONERY Meridian and Church Streets Telei)hone 8802 NEW LONDON, CONN. The Raymond Alexander Lumber Co. Lime, Lumber. Brick, Cement. 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It would have been a good chance for man overboard drills if we had hit them. i Iaybe collision drill, tlm ' I don ' t think we could have hurt uur- sclves by hitting that little wood boat. W ' c have all those drills, you know. Somebody told me that in man over- board drill somehodv had to jump o er- board and be rescued. Sort of reminds me of this " movie realism. " The only trouble is that I don ' t swim. 1 think they were getting some kind of tables while they were running around that boat. Goodness knows, the - made enough laps around that boat for an - table. Am still getting wise to new expres- sions here. For instance, thev tell vou to " lav down, " but W(je unto him wlm dues. Then we " lay up. " " lay aloft. " and " lay " everything instead of " gij " or " come. " However, we don ' t " la ' aroimd. " The ship rocks a whole lot now. The other day I was attempting to eat with some pretense of table manners wdicn of a sudden the ship rocked over t.nvards me and spilled my ]ilate in my laji. Xuw. I ask you, how in hell is :i guy gonna use table manners when his jilate wcju ' t stay still? ' e have to stoj) eating and grab on to something and hold either ourselves or the tables and benches. I think that if a bunch were to go over to the side that goes down when the ship rocked, they could pull it up and make it even aagin. I ' ll suggest that U the Cap- tain. Funny he never thot of it before. Thanks for the cake. What I saw of it looked mighty fine. When you send another, however, put a department store label on the package and make it look like underwear. Some upper classman wants me to look The Union Bank and Trust Company of NEV LONDON Incorijorated 1792 We furnish tons of food products to the Coast Guard Yearly THE CADET MESS DEMANDS QUALITY FOODS Sunkist Fruits Autocrat Coffee Waldorf Vegetables THE HUMPHREY-CORNELL CO. Wholesale Grocers Phcine ,-),i51 and .i,S32 BINGHAM PAPER BOX CO. Printers NEW LONDON, CONN. Compliments of THE PEQUOT LAUNDRY Inctirporatcd QUALITY SERVICE NEW LONDON When You Buy a Wardrobe Trunk Make Sure it is a HARTMAN KAPLAN ' S LUGGAGE SHOP 99 Bank Street New London, Connecticut Everything in Leather at a hammock lacUk-r he has to sell, so will close now. Your little jack tar. Dear Folks — As I am writing this we are out in the mifidle of the ocean, somewhere and there isn ' t any land in sight anywhere. This is the first lime I was ever out of sight of land. Every day now, at niKin, whic ' i isn ' t the noon we go by, but the mnm the sun goes by. we take a sight of the sun. At that noon, the sun ' s noon, not the noon on the clock, which is noon all right, but not the right noon, the sun is on the meridian or something. Then we can find our latitude, which is how far north or south of the equator we are. During the day we take a sight of the sun ' s lower limb, and at night we take a sight of X ' einis ' l(jwer limb, or soiue other star ' s. W ' e have to use a telescope to do that. I haven ' t seen her myself yet though. One of the ujiper classmen asked me where the key to the anchor watch was and told me to get it. He said it might be with the keys to the port and star- l)oard watches. Nobody seemed to have it, though. The boatswain didn ' t even know it was lost. He said he had locked up the wildcat in the chain locker with it and that it nuist be around the chains somewhere. They keep us linsy now chipping paint work. First the boatswain goes along and makes a big scratch on some paint. That spoils it and it has to be all chipped off and painted over again. All we do is chip off jiaint to make room for more paint. We ' re su])posed to be going to Ber- muda, but I think the officers are fooling us. Of course, I wouldn ' t let this out, but, as my parents, 1 think you should know where your buy is. When T worked out a sight the other day 1 found that our iicisition was close to .South . frica. Ashore and afloat the Coast Guard uses FRIGIDAIRE In comfortable bases along the coast ... in trim, swift craft patrolling it . . . Frigid- aire serves the Coast Guard. Here, as elsewhere, Frigidaire preserves food; protects health; operates automati- cally and dependably. Frigidaire is extra-powerful. It assures safe refrigeration temperatures under all con- ditions ashore and afloat. It occupies but little space aboard. And it can be " built- in " the galley if desired. 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JOHNSON SONS " The Live Store " 85 Church Street New Haven, Connecticut Confectioners v Caterers A Good Place to Meet Your Friends HOME SERVICE l hone 5S6S S. F. PETERSON, Inc. Two Shojis 305 State St. 174 State St. There must be a reascm for it being near there. 1 wouldn ' t lie surprised but what they were going to try to go around the world. Their ship must go fast as anything to get from New London to that place in so short a time. Well, there ' s a mail i)un - been sighted. I ' m told, so will mail this letter. Then the " Alauretania " or the " Eeviathan " wi ' l pick it u]i and bring it home. YoiU ' darling bov. Coast Guard Academy. Dear Folks— I am once more here at the Academy. We are not living on the Alc.raiidi-r Haniiltdii miw. but in the . cadem -. We ,ill have rooms and roommates. The roommates are given out bv classes. I niis vdu an awful lot. Ala. I have to swx ' cp up my riMim, make the bed and keep it in order. m see. I ' m in charge (it the riKim. .My roommates said that tiie - wiiuld rather ba e me in chanie, as When Qoing Places To Do Things . . . fully half the fun ' s in fioiuij. What more conifortalile care-free way for the gang to go than in a Inis. where you can sing, smoke, and enjoy yourself. It ' s just such a ride . . . one you ' ve always promised yourself . . . that gets you in tune for the happy outing. Remember, the cost Is small when divided up among the bunch. You get there in a jiffy too .... bus ready when you go and when you return. THE SHORE WAY The Hew Haven .. Shore Line Railway Co. The Gfotono T Stonington Traction Co. " DAVIDSON PUMPS " Gas Engine Boat for Marine Service Corporarion High grade marine and stationary M. T. DAVIDSON COMPANY Gasoline Engines and Supplies Marine Railway State Distributors Estal.ilished 1880 Alain Office and Works: Kahlenberg " Crude Oil Engines Palmer and Lathrop Engines Evinrude Detachable Motors Red ' ing Mntors 43-53 Keap St., Brooklyn, N. 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A. they didn ' t think that they were capable of beint; " in eliargc yt ' t. Our stiuhes are quite hard Physics is all about how hard you have to pull on an auto or a trunk. Before lUiUing on said objects. iiu have to sit down and figure out just how much the auto is going to pull, how much the tree is going " to pull and finally, how much y(iu are going to pull, or that is. how much you figure on pulling. After that we have Astronomy and learn why the earth does this instead of doing that, or why we have a moon and where the stars arc and why. The astronomy books says that the moon is not inhabited, so I guess there is no man in the moon. There are a lot of nice girls here in Xew London. I took one to the dance we gave the other night. On the way home, in a taxi, we had a very nice talk about schools. .She is a school teacher. Most of them are. I am .going up to see her again. .She is the kind of girl that I like. She has a car. too. 1 am not going ashore more than twice this month. Aly excessive smoking has affected me seriously, so that I have been advised not to go ashore every time there is liberty. I think by next month, how- ever, I will be all right and can go ashore. I ' ve decided not to smoke so much hereafter. At the last dance, I was dancing with a girl and she asked me if I was a first classman. I said no and asked her why she asked that. Then she said that I looked so much older and had that air of authority. She told the same thing to about five others in my class, so you can easily see what a good class we have, when she tells them all the same thing. She didn ' t look like the kind that would try to kid anybody, either. I got the fudge. Thanks. My room- mate sat on it, tho ' . He was a little bit mad on account of his pants, but I told him that the fudge was entirely spoilt. It was, too. It was all over his pants. 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But let no man scof¥ at this our most valuable and highly respected pea- coat. ' ell do we remember, in our third class vear. when it first arrived ; how we all shrugged our shoulders and put it out of sight. But finally there came a night when smoking on deck was far from comfortable in li.ght undress uniforms, and then it was that we discovered the value of our friend, for with a good pea- coat we were read} ' for almost any amount of cold. Then came the cruise, with its long night watches after days of ceaseless work. ' hat would we, could we, have done without our pea-coats? The first ]3art in Gardiner ' s Bay, with its nightly hor watches, generally accompanied by a cold rain, in which we stood warm and comfortable in om pea-coats. Then came the long trip across the Atlantic, and then did we discover the full worth of our coats. First we would stand a lookout on the fo ' c ' s ' le head, where the warmest night was made chillv bv the wind and spray. 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Dead ahead, sir ! — The Azores — niagniti- cent scenery — one and one half hours lijjerty — we spend escudos — some spend twenty — what an hour ! — coal ship — spill a gallon oil on deck — and shove off again. 14 June: — Coal dust tinally out of lockers and ship cleaned up. 15 June: — Same old grind — " It ' s a long long way to Tip])erary " — 1500 miles to go. 16 June: — Black gang comes up on deck — no more rest for them. 17 June, Sunday: — Heavy swells — rolling and pitching — not so hot — almost froze at the wheel last nite — change clocks ahead again. 18 June : — 600 miles to go — mid-watch tonight. 19 June: — ' ' How many days? 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London Docks:— Reveille at 5 ;. 0 — ran up and down the wine cellars for exercise — then a little monkey drill — we have the duty — got the mid-watch as usual — got some ginger beer at the I ' .n])- bies ' Canteen — good. Midnite : — Xn officers are aboard — the O. D. and an- chor watch caulked off — Pm supposed to w:ike them if anything happens — somebody left the galley open — would have been a tough job eating the whole can by myself Init the O. D. stirred so the last half went overboard in a hurry. Tried to get at the watermelons but the wardroom icebox was locked. 24 June, Sunday: — Some of the gang went to Westminster Abbey — beautiful parks — palace gardens — got some more hotel stickers — met ' ' Winnie " again — dropped over to Chinatown but it wasn ' t so hot — had a bull session with a Pidbliie and got all the hot dope — saw a few more ' ' sights " — of different kinds — feel like a man of the world — almost. 25 June, Monday, London : — Trans- ferred to the black gang for the day — plugged tubes and cleaned the combustion chambers — fifteen buckets of soot pulled out by hand — dirty ! 1 ! — Looked like it took all of 20 years to get that dirty — but got a real steam shower afterward. 26 June : — lore sights — Bolshevik meeting in Hyde Park — didn ' t have bus fare when the collector came around but we were home already so it was all right — an how a Yankee paid it for us — got lost in the dark and went the wrong way — a couple of bags picked us up but JEDDS COAL is the Best Anthracite on the market A single trial will convince you CITY COAL CO, (EZEKIEL Sl ' lTj 410 Bank St. Phone 3527 LOOSELEAF BOOKS AND DRAWING MATERIAL J. 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Fetfjl they just showed us how to get hack. 27 June : — Rained a httlc — took in a few museums — their exhihitions are mar- velous — coukhi " t see a tenth of it. ' atts original steam engine — Wright ' s |)lane — the first that ever flew — and myriads of other things. Then the wax museum. Some of the figures were so realistic as to almost frighten people. Emharked for Fleet Street and dined in " Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, " the hangout of Samm - Johnson and his literary cluh — collected some souvenirs — ash travs etc. The " Tale of Two Cities " was writi ' - ' n in our booth a sign said— couldn ' t get it loose though — London and Paris— we ' ll be there next month. 28 June : — Coaled shiji todav — uf course our section was watch aboard — cleaned up all day — then copied the last 13 pages of seamanship from somebody — about time we were up to date. — sucked in. hit the i)ap for nothing. 29 June, U. S. S. Shaw, London: — What ' s wrong with this pictiue? — as we finish chow and leaned back on our 1)unks we lit our pipes and butts to the tune of " . little love nest, beside a stream " — on the vie — at last we got off the Hell- shi]) and moved to the destroyer — no more hammocks, no more sails, no more " Fritz " — at ease in the Guinee pull- man — this is the life ! 30 June : — Nine full hours sleep la i nite — now we know we ' re not on the ' ■ Ham " — Saw " ' ings " — then an Eng- lish show — had some wine — a couple of Melbas, saw " Simny ' ' — then back to a nice soft bunk — " Raniona " — " Mv Isle of Golden Dreams " — etc, 1 July, Sunday — English Channel: — Goodljye England — out on the rolling deep once more — leaving the " Ham " ' far behind — into the Xorth Sea — getting rough — but there ' s the coast of Belgium — this packet travels. P. 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And there a miracle 1 witnessed, Mien I first went down into the hold; I saw a dumbbell there, by beck. Harnessed u]i upon the deck. Making ice lor the old Coast Guard Chorus: The Coast Guard is always on watch, etc. That night I wrote my Dad a letter. And, .Sir, this is what I said to him : " Dad. a dumbljell ain ' t so dumb, .As might be supposed by some. They make ice for the old Coast Guard ! " Chorus: The Coast Guard is always on watch, etc. tomor- Audiffren Rotor or " Dumb-Bell " AUDIFFREN REFRIGERATING MACHINE COMPANY 285 Madison Ave., New York, N, Y. |iast the windmills of Hoik niw we ' ll be in Belgium. 2 July, U, S. S. Shaw, C. G„ Ant- werp, Belgium: — Early this murning un the 4 to 8 the white shajje of the " Ham " hove into sight and together we stood up the Shelde — she fired the salutes — docked beside the jiromenade — what beautiful girls are crowding around the r.ails — this surely isn ' t England. Our watch aboard. .Sume tide! all nite we shift the lines and gangway — dropped fifteen feet the last couple of hours. 3 July, Antwerp: — If Paris h,as any- thing on this place lead us to it — 1 think we can stand it — vermouth, big feed, ancient cathedrals, guns, Cafe .Savigny, more wine and the rest oi that familiar |jhr;ise — girls galore — and more — wonder if they ' ll be back in time — another cafe — German girl — techni(|ue developing fast — but back at twelve. 4 July : — Damn ! ! ! Port watch sucked in — the other gang gets overnight liberty — all made off for P russels — but it ' s not so bad now — half of Belgium seems to be leaning over that rail — got another pine.ajiple can out of the Guinee pull- man ' s " canteen " — the fork fell of? the stick but we finally got the hinges of?, l-dts of tales told as the party returns — the swal) quarters looks like an armory — exerybody has an automatic. 5 July: — Our turn for liberty but no liberty — going to shove ofif. Antwerp is some town ! but our section got gypped. 6 July, Cherbourg, France : — The ( ; radios " Seventv miles off — making point-five knots against bead wiii ' !s " — . " semper Paratus, and we make re.ady for Paris. Paris : — Three days Si.x hours on the train — sandwiches and vin blanc — then gay Paree ! — What a hectic night — Folies Berger — Moulin Rouge — Mont- martre — and the gentle taps by the score -2 . , . i, and more taps — paint and ]iiiwder — but we all turn in. Next morn- ing the [{itfel Tower, The Louvre, .Arc Everything For Athletics at the SPORTING GOODS STORE 73 State Street New London Connecticut The Coast Guard Stands for Service Throughout the World But STARR BROS. INC. DRUGGISTS Stands for Service Throughout NEW LONDON AND VICINITY YOU MAY HAVE THE DAY, SIR! It is our earnest hope that THE DAY has so inipressed you that you will want to continue it as your favorite newspaper when as- signed to duty elsewhere. 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The Grand Opera, houses and palaces — ABC — ali- sinthe. benedictine, champagne — om- out- look is broadening — but we must return. 11 July, Cherbourg, France: — Back to the rdUtine uncc more — the chow on tliis tin can is rank ! — Leviathan is in, lots of tourists around. 12 July: — Watch aboard. 13 July, Cherbourg: — We take in a little French town — French pastry, beer, and potato chips — the fort on the hill — Bessie does his stuf?— Cafe de Paris- sou enirs. 14 July, Bay of Biscay, Saturday: — Somebody made a mistake and we sle]it till six-thirty — general muster and in- spection — polish bright work — make ice cream — had a " feed ' " last night. " Bucky " gilt thru the manhole and up came a gallon of peaches, some cake and oranges — now we get sick and pay — but soon the Spanish Senoritas may cheer us up — not so rough — but mugh enough for so many peaches. 14 July, P. M., La Coruna, Spain: — Beautiful harbor — French cruiser salutes — Bastile Day — we fly big French flags — an Admiral comes aboard — the world is a little place. Midwatch: — Rig out the diirv and row over to the " Ham " — lieaiitiful moonlight night — pleasure craft flit tn and fro — the ancient fort impressive in grandeur — everyone seems happy. 15 July, La Coruna: — Big Spic holi- da " — whistles, fireworks — lights swing along the prcimenade. Scoff pastry and mingle with the fair along the ga ' pro- cession — landed in some terrible dump — almost got mobbed by the females — three of us — three crowds with each of us in the center — they grab us — swing us around — ' ive la Alericano! — finally we break away after dancing almost to ex- haustion — and parade about the town. 16 July, Santiago, Spain: — A l-.eauti- ful motor trip through the hsart of Sunny Spain — hot ! — we take a s ' .vim in ,,fY,BANKS B|DD|. 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Exu, Prop. 182 State St. New London, Conn. Telephone 9827 CASTALDI STUDIO Photographs of Quality 10% Discount to Service Men and Families 86 State St. New London, Conn. a little Spanish town — have a timid audi- ence — swift current — and on with the drive. Cathedrals and ancient churches — 1C_)00 vears old — Castles in .Spain — magniticent — inspiring — dinner in a Spic hotel Suiza — 8 to 10 anchor watch tonite. 17 July: — Saw an American movie in a terrible .Spanish theatre — punk. 18 July: — Hamilton coaled in the ninrning and then cleaned up for a tea dance in the afternoon. The Shai ' gang got sucked in to help clean. Uniform white service — fair senoritas — took an act of Congress to get off the Sliazc — no spick eengleesh — n ' spaneeol — and an- other dance at the Sporting Club — mos- cutel — and Spanish midshipmen — the " Belle of Barcelona ' " — a French Officer got me a most enjoyable evening. High morals here — in places. 19 July: — Out on the rolling deep again — passing the coast of Portugal — iieautiful day — everyone in high spirits. 20 July, Gibraltar: — Forts, Indians, ebony and ivory. Dress whites. French pastry. Bull fight in La Linia. Swim- ming party. The mysterious Madonna. The Prudential Sign. The big rock. Horse and buggy. How much you give ? Rugs, shawls, robes, jewelry, and dress- ing gowns. 23 July, Strait of Gibraltar :— Un- derway again — on our left there is a pic- turesque moimtain high over the clouds — the African Coast. 24 July, Casa Blanca, Morocco, Africa: — Had the wheel coming in — 1 tainted ship ce matin — bum boats along side all day — lots of fun with fire hose and hum boats while on watch — hot!!! 25 July, Africa: — Quite a hectic time among the Arabs and Moors — the queer- est place we ' ve visited yet, — fezzes — veils — tattooed women — Cheyenne Char- lie ' s — the murders in the .Arabian " moi ' - ie " — sleepy, squatty, shop keepers — the Hull-Pen — I ' .essie becomes famou.- — -Son beech! — we learn other things — otl ' .er wav.s — dirtv wenches tlock about lis — luit I (Lojl): C.onsl Guard cutter Tdliiif. one oj the five .tislerships built by the Bethlehem Shij)- building Corporatittn, Quitwy. A7rj.s.s.. eiich of which is equip- ped uilh two Goodrich bearings. 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Shaw, Morocco:— IMidwatch — hotter ' n h — 1 — quite active at our " canteen " ' tonite — this time we locate four cans of peaches, a can of pineapple, and a gallon of catsup — which of necessity goes hy the hoard. Siinial exam. Sunhurned. Flood the l)um hoats but get a watermelon. Tea dance on a French cruiser — pretty little French girls, 27 " July, Casa Blanca: — The French quarter again — wonderful tri]) () er the desert to Rabat — .Sultan ' s I ' alacc — Harem gardens — ancient Rnnian struc- tural ruins, built in 55 B. C " . — " kirche grenadier " — a little scrap with tlie nidors — gang gathers around — O. K. 28 July, Saturday : — Two good things — we ' re leaving Morocco and we ' re homeward bound! — " Westward Ho! " 29 July, Sunday, Funchal, Madeira: — Riding at ancJior in the i ' drtugucse Colony — 500 miles nearer bduic — ,iOOO to go. A beautiful island — the netting sun paints a picture of un lreame(l beauty upon the l)leak and barren cliffs behind us — the mountain lights look like a hea en of stars — watch on board. 30 July, Madeira: — .Saw a sign " Ap- ple pie and ice cream " — went in. Climb the mountain in an ox-sled — gaze from " lookout point " out to sea — a beautiful sight — sip wine above the clouds — to- boggan down-town — wicker and more wicker — such funn_ - streets — no wagons, all sleds — a few cars — beautiful wardens — g(.)t organized and made the rouii ls — Hank gets his change and we continue — more souvenirs — and more little dancers — exhibeesheown ? hell no ! 1 August, Madeira: — Transfer back to H. M. S. Hell — and coal .ship— jnst in time — a cracker crumb mysterv had cle- veloped and there was libertv but no boats. Coal heavers swipe our clothes, I ' m in the " Black Gang ' " at last — what a relief ! — Alore apple pie and ice cream — and so as we complete the most excit- ing and fastest month of our lives we return to the " insane .-isNlum " and turn our bows toward home. 4 August, Atlantic Ocean: — " Coast Guard Holiday " — " all deck cadets on deck " — so straightway we of the black gang seek our holes below — all sails set — we glide along — they chip paint, heave lines, [jolish brass, furl sails, set sails, furl sails, set sails, furl sails- — and we gaze on in .glee. .Madeira faded away as a fairy isle in the moonlight of that beautiful night — and ve are roused for our trick in the boiler room at three- thirty next morning — what a feeling ! — rolling, pitching, heat — ugh! — but today we smile again — shoveling coal for eight hours is a pleasure compared to the la- bors on deck. The strains of the string quartet wafts pleasantly over the sum- mer air — our gaze lifts to the stars and fcjud memories prevail — memories past and memories present — our first summer cruise — and our first " Sep ' Leave. " 5 August, U, S, C. G. C. Alexander Hamilton, At Sea, Sunday: — Great day today — the sea is smooth as silk — our morning watch is over — the music of the after " vie " sounds for all the world like the old Sunday mornings at the Acad- emy — how wonderful those days seem now!— 1900 miles from Bermuda. 6 August:— 4 to 8 watch— sleep all nite— all day to ourselves— and only eight hours shoveling coal — two baths a day too— and a whole half bucket each time. 7 August: — This tub is slow, slow, slow — not half way yet. 8 August:— One week out, one week to go. 9 August: — " A life on the ocean wave " — " Merrily we roll along o ' er the deep l)lue sea. " 10 August : — Less to go than we ' ve gone — getting hotter everv day — meals getting rank — water hot and putrid. Head winds — terriljly hot in the fire room ! 11 August, at sea, Saturday: — Cap- tain ' s inspection — fire n.iom gets hotter THE " BEAR 99 The lamuus old Coast Guard cutter Bear was originally a Scotch whaler, built at Greenock, Scot- land, near Glasgow, and used for about ten years in the whale fishery. About 1881 the U. S. Army sent an exploring expe- dition to the Arctic, under charge of Lieutenant Greely. This expedition met disaster, and the relief expedition was unsuccessful in bringing out the survivors. As the work was really naval, the U. S. Navy sent an- other relief force, in several vessels. One, the Alert, was presented by the British Government. The others were purchased, strengthened, and sent in haste. They were successful in reaching the survivors, who could have lived but a short while longer, and were in such sad condition that some died on the return. After this duty the Hear, with the other ship, Tlictis, was turned over to the then Revenue- Cutter Service, for use in Alaska, and for forty years she was an important figure in the safety and development of that territory. Captain " Mike " Healy, { HeU-Roaring Michael) I ' sed to have a favorite sail when in her, the main topmast staysail. An old retired officer remarked of the Bear painting that he liked it, but " missed that sail. " The Bear brought the reindeer to Alaska from Siberia. She went North in winter to tlie aid of the perishing wrecked whalers, on two occasions. Once she went North to the rescue of a thousand of them, frozen beyond the hope of being reached. Starving, the whaler crews had sent for help. Officers from the Bear made up a herd of the reindeer which she had introduced, drove the herd North over the wastes, and brought such a supply of meat that the whaling crews could live until ships could break through the ice, in the spring. Many an explorer has walked her deck, aiid many a plump blubber-fed Eskimo has her to thank for his existence. She brought law and order to many a desolate point. Now she is replaced, but to equal the record of the Bear the new Xorthland will have to strive and endure for long. Her picture, sixteen by twenty inches, in accurate reproduction of the painting by Charles R. Patterson, is sold by the Picture Fund Committee of the Academy Athletic Association, for five dollars. The edition is limited, and the prints should become valuable. Artistically they are admired, and have been bought by collectors in many countries besides her own. GOODMAN ' S UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT SHOP CUSTOM TAILORS TELEPHONE, 4162 112-114 B. NK STRP ' ET NEW LONDON, CONN. and hotter — shoveling all the tinT " — had head winds against us for ten days. 12 August, Sunday: — Headed for Brazil or some place, changed course try- ing to beat the wind — course 237 now — nice day. sunny, lireezes. melodies, S(|iialls. " squall baths, " leisure. 13 August, thirteen days out of Madeira: — " Just rolling along " — en- joying every flap — feel like we ' d like it to go on forever — almost forgot what land is like — time went back an hour again today. Navigation problems handed out. 14 August : — The Shazv is in Ber- muda now — she left ten days after we left and is there already, ' on ' t be long now. 16 August, Thursday: — ' ' All deck cadets on deck ! " — once more we labor — no more black gang — our days of ease are over — thunder and lightning greeted our arrival on deck — and then a few hours furling sails — half the Cadet Corps is aloft straining their eyes for — there it is !— ' • Land Ho ! ! ! " 17 August, Hamilton, Bermuda: — W ' eVe the watch on board — got bowman of the running boat — carted ice to the ship — real ice cold ice ! — chopped a piece ott and tasted it. Stretched awnings. 18 August, Bermuda: — Had drills unt il one p. m. — finally got my seaman- shijj notebook cojiied to date so was granted liberty at four and straightway proceeded to an ice cream parlor. Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream. A punk " movie " — nice slim girls. " Libertx ' dearly earned but fondly s[ient. " 19 August. 1928, Sunday in Ber- muda: — .All stiires clnserl — how dead! — Got a bicycle and rode all day in dress whites — the Jungle, Wonderland caves, coral reefs, bathing, the Inverurie — and Belmont. " Eat. drink, and be merrv " was our motto. " for tomorrow we coal ship. " 20 August: — Motorship Bermuda full of American girls, iust drojiped her hook — big time tonight — but we ' re watch aboard — and we coal ship — and we clean ship after coaling ship — got the twelve to four quartermaster — we shove otf at four-twenty in the morning — that means twenty minutes sleep because our section has the lirst sea watch. Mid-Watch: — The running boat went ashore hours ago but hasn ' t returned yet — there they round the bend now — the surfboat is pulling the motor launch — looks like the engine broke down — and the liberty party is rowing in dress whites — it fills us with glee — it ' s almost 2 . . m. now and they ' ll have to hoist all the iioats — but they had a great time ashore — getting ready to shove off — testing the whistles — turning over the engines- — no sleep. Later: — Rolling along under the early morning stars — the wheel insists on tell- ing us all about getting lost with a sweet young thing along a lonely moonlit path — they couldn ' t find their way until the last dance at the Inverurie was almost over — the O. D. pipes us down. 21 August : — " Three — more — days ! — Three — more — days I ! " — as we haul on the lines — fine wind pushing us home at nine knots — out of the last twenty- four hours, I ' ve worked twenty-three and a half — 4- to 8 this morning — polish brass 8 to 12 — work 12 to A — set sail and furl them again ' till eight — on watch 8 to 12. Set topsails — and while we ' re still se- curing the gaskets they furled ' hem again — a heavy squall soaked us through in the meantime on the yards — but three more days! — a notice was posted saying that those flimking and over in spots don ' t get any leave. 22 August, ' Wednesday: — TWO — MORE— DAYS ! ! Had an hour ' s extra duty, so got hauled up the mast on a gantline and greased the mast — as the ship she rolled so I crashed — TWO — MORE DAYS ! ! ! ! 23 August, at sea, Alex Ham, alias — etc. :— -C. it 15 spots— OXE—MORF -- DAY!!!! — SEVEXTY-FIVE — MORE— SAILS— TO SET !— NO— SEP— LEAVE !— ETC. Field Day- holystoned the decks all morning: — only 200 miles to so — toniornnv is the hig day ! ! ! ! ! P. M.: — I ' nt on harhor furls- won ' t he long now — everyhody hai)py — laugh- ing, singing, music, (lot thr mid-watch tonite — all the stars are twinkling--just like the day we left. 24 August, Friday, A. M. : — . t sea yet — " found " a nice juicy watermelon in the galley last night — the mid-watch was a pleasure — sang songs, etc. — the sails stayed furled all night. " Oh! drraiii of joy! is this indeed The iKjhthottse lof I see. ' Is this the hi!!. ' is this the kirk? Is tliis mine ozen eoiintry? " NEW LONDON!! U. S. A.!!!:— ' J ' lie cruise is ended hut its memories lin- (jer on — at 0:45 i ' . m. we touched the old . cademv dock — there was the fort and everything — the hand played the same old songs — and the duck was crowded with people — how funny it all seemed — the sounds and noises were so strangely familiar — then the . cademy hells struck seven — music to ovn ' ears — everything seemed like a vague and distant dream — had we ever left this place? — all went by in a flash — we dress for a real liberty — go over the side — dates — the " R. C. K. " — everything on the house — how strange it was — a wonderful welcoming — the cruise was almost forgotten — yet this morning it still was on. ' Dcy Siinidt drill " W ' tix nil tvhv — Rise mid shine! C ' i all haiiiniorks! Boat ' s crcif Lav in Ihc boat Push opens as many doors as pull " l iiiic. you old gifsy man, JJ ' ill you not stay. Put up our caraz ' an Just for one day. ' Last z ' cck in pyabyhvi. La.st night in Rome. Morniiu . and in the crush Under Paul ' s dome; Under Paul ' s dial ] ' () tigliteii your rein — Onl : a moment. Ami off once again; Off to some city Kozv blind in the zeomb. Off to another Ere that ' s in the tomb. Time, you old gipsy man. JJlll on not stay. Put up your earaz ' an .tust fin- one day. ' — Ralph Hodgson AUl ' OGMAPHS ,..2Xi ' ' -- MM That iiliich has -a ' nrih can prove itself to be ' n ' orthy, but it is no sign of superiority to antagonize infcrioritv. " " Fore talk spares after talk. " " If 0H -a-isli to appear af recablc in socicly you iinisl consent to be lauaht many things zchicli you knoK ' already. " " takes t7co to be glad. " RETURN TO RESEARCH DEPARTMEM WARNER BROS. Thci-c ' s a iiiatjical isle up the Rii ' cr Time. Where the softest of airs are phiyiiia: There ' s a eloinUess sky ami a tropieal eliiiie JJ ' ith a S( n( as sweet as a -c ' esper ehiuie Ami tlie name of the isle is the I.otui .li o -I ml zee biirv our treasures tliere. '


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